Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has urged his players to show more discipline after being reduced to 10 men for the second week on the trot. The Glasgow giants lost Ross McCrorie to a straight red card within half an hour of their game against St Mirren but the team were nevertheless unaffected as they secured their maiden league triumph under Gerrard.
“The sending-off was completely different to last week when we felt hard done by, said our piece and got justice in terms of the decision being overturned. I thought the officials were really, really good today. They got the decision spot-on and we’ve got no complaints. I’ve spoken to the team and praised them for the result. But I’ve also spoken about discipline and composure out there.”
Rangers started their league campaign with a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen on the road where Alfredo Morelos was sent off for an off-the-ball incident. However, the red card was rescinded after an appeal but the same appears unlikely with McCrorie. Morelos and Connor Goldson scored for the Rangers on either side of McCrorie’s dismissal and this witnessed the club secure their first league victory under Gerrard’s management.
Rangers will now shift their attention towards their Europa League third qualifying round game against Maribor where they hold a 3-1 advantage from the first leg at the Ibrox Stadium. Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier, and Lassana Coulibaly were the scorers for the Gers whilst Mitja Viler bagged a vital away goal for the opposition.