Gutted. That one was there for the taking. Fair play to the team though, everyone put in a shift and I don't think we can fault anyone for effort. Michael Tidser was terrific. Our best player today and his goal (as well as the run to get into the position) was fantastic.
The first goal we were a bit unlucky with the deflection, but still pretty weak defending. Second was a disaster and Gaston (who I thought had an otherwise good game) has to be doing better.
The chances for Nesbitt & Donnelly had to be taken, no doubt about it. I'd have been much more confident in Jai or Oliver doing so, but what can you do? Both of them overcomplicated what should have been certain goals and at a place like Ibrox (regardless of the state Rangers are in) you have to take advantage.
Unfortunately that's the worst I've seen Ross Forbes play for us, certainly in recent memory. His deliveries were abysmal and his lack of pace/inability to track back really hurt him today. A reminder of why he's still playing at this level with his ability. I won't be too harsh on him though given his contributions this season. It'd also be interesting to know if hd's still carrying a knock from the QOTS game.
Wasn't to be today, but we've got bigger fish to fry this season.
A bit redundant saying this I know. But with a fully fit squad (Quitongo, Oliver, Pepper + no cup tied Shankland) I'd have been pretty confident of getting something from this. I don't doubt that we'll make it difficult for Rangers, but I can't see us having enough quality to see them off. I have no idea what way Duffy is going to set up for this, but I know by now not to question it. (So long as it isn't a back 5 as deployed at Parkhead.) i think we'll score, and think we will have chances to win it, but unfortunately see it being too difficult to get a win (regardless of the current turmoil at Ibrox)