Rangers fans must ignore Union-Saint weekend drubbing

Rangers fans must ignore Union-Saint weekend drubbing
Mechelen's Julien Ngoy celebrates after scoring during a soccer match between KV Mechelen and Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Saturday 06 August 2022 in Mechelen, on day 3 of the 2022-2023 'Jupiler Pro League' first division of the Belgian championship. BELGA PHOTO TOM GOYVAERTS (Photo by TOM GOYVAERTS / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP) (Photo by TOM GOYVAERTS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers fans noting Union Saint’s abysmal result yesterday would do well to ignore it – the Belgians completely rested 80% of their whole first team from Tuesday to save them for the return leg – it was a fringe XI.

The Belgians are desperate to make the group stage of the CL for the first time in their history, while Rangers are bidding to make it for the first time in over a decade, so there’s a lot on the line for both sides.

And Rangers’ comfortable win over Killie was with a few changes in mind for next week, while Union’s humbling at the hands of mighty Mechelen basically altered the bulk of their first XI so they weren’t expecting much on their travels.

In terms of Tuesday Rangers will have to be at their best to overcome a side desperate to get to the playoffs, and whose result against the Famous in midweek will be cherished to the point of extreme protection.

They know Ibrox will be a cauldron and Rangers will be a totally different prospect, boosted by the confidence of a 100% league start and the signs of a bit of form in the last match.

But fans taking seriously their loss at the weekend should ignore it entirely – what matters is Tuesday and the fact they’ll be back to full strength.

Game on!

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  1. If we start the game with McLaughlin, Kamara, Sands and Wright, we will be done for, Gio needs to drop all of them including Goldson as he is a complete bombscare and every single one us are pissed off at him constantly screwing up and blaming everybody else

    GVB needs to be ruthless is we are to challenge most importantly the league, Europe, comes second

  2. My understanding is that the manager only changed 3 players from the team that started against us, so not exactly a B-team. Let’s hope it’s planted a bit of doubt in their minds and that there’s something our analysis team can learn.

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