As we all know, unfortunately our boys in blue weren’t able to bring the trophy back to Ibrox, and there are some implications.
We lose out on that coveted UCL seeded spot, and we also somehow have to pick ourselves off the floor and muster one last push to at least snare one trophy in the Scottish Cup.
For now, it’s all about Saturday, about trying to overcome Hearts.
Sadly, we just do not know where the squad will get the energy from to face a fresh Hearts side desperate to win.
Yes, we’re a far better side and comfortably put them away in the league last week, but that was a dead rubber, and this one means a lot more.
The players will not only be devastated, but they’ll be absolutely exhausted, not just with the epic they’ve lost but the travelling and the emotions of Jimmy’s funeral as well.
It doesn’t really bode well for Saturday at all, in truth, and while we’re not waving a white flag, it’s going to take a huge effort to at least lift this silverware with just two days’ recovery, barely even one if we’re including Jimmy.
Rotation will be key, we’ll need fresh bodies for Saturday because a lot of the players from Thursday were dead on their feet by the end.
We expect Aaron Ramsey, Alex Lowry, Kemar Roofe et al to play big parts in this one, because the same team again on Saturday would be a superhuman effort that we don’t think the familiar XI has.
Hearts aren’t great shakes compared with Rangers, but against a low morale and exhausted Ibrox side, they will smell blood.
Gio will have to be very careful with how he manages this one.