Former Rangers star Kevin Thomson thinks the Light Blues can be proud of their campaign despite losing the Europa League final – insisting they’ve had a “really good season.”
Gio van Bronckhorst’s side ended the season with the Scottish Cup after the agonising defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt ended their hopes of bringing a European trophy back to Ibrox.
While Thomson admits some fans won’t agree with his assessment of the season, the Kelty boss believes Rangers can look back on the season as a “great success.”
“I think they’ve had a good season.,” Thomson insisted [Daily Record]. “People may say losing in Seville was a failure but I think you only have to see how the fans reacted to see the appreciation for going that far.
“So for me it has to be deemed a great success even just getting to the final.
“Of course everyone wanted them to go on and win it but unfortunately they fell short in the cruellest of circumstances with the Ryan Kent chance and then losing on penalties.
“But they still finished on a high by winning the Scottish Cup.
“It’s a rare occasion when you can look at a Rangers team that hasn’t won the league and still say they’ve had a really good season.
“Some people won’t agree but I think they’ve build up a lot of prestige with results this year.”
Rangers’ season can’t be called a success – but it wasn’t a failure either
While it might seem a bit wishy-washy, it’s hard to categorise Rangers’ season as a success or a failure this term.
Reaching the Europa League final was brilliant but ultimately, Rangers only ended the campaign with the Scottish Cup.
Getting the title back this season needs to be the main priority for the Light Blues after watching it slip away this term.