Former boss had doubts over return to the club
Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish had some reservations about making a return to Ibrox when the club was looking for a new manager earlier in the season. McLeish was asked to come to meet with the board in February following Mark Warburton’s departure but he admitted “I wasn’t close. I had doubts about it.” McLeish went on to say “I did speak to them and I said that if they were to come back and offer me it I would like to speak further. It was a very casual chat. It wasn’t what I would call an interview, it was meeting old friends again and seeing where they were going with the club.” “They say don’t go back, and that was on my mind, but they asked to speak to me and it was worth listening to what they had to say.””I wouldn’t have just walked straight back in without some further talks. It was totally different to when I first went. It just wasn’t for me at this time of my career.”
Beerman ready for his ‘biggest’ match
18-year-old left back Myles Beerman is trying to play down the importance of the Scottish Cup tie with Celtic but acknowledges that it will be the most important match of his career so far. He said “Facing Celtic in the Scottish Cup Semi Final will be the biggest match I have ever been involved in, no doubt about that. But the same time I’m trying not get carried away too much by the occasion. At the end of the day it’s a game of football and I just need to focus and concentrate all week. It’s up to the manager to decide if I will be involved or not but if I do play a part it will be something really special.” The young left back has been filling in while captain Lee Wallace recovers from injury and has played well over this last few games. The Maltese defender now believes that he can establish a first team place if he takes advantage of the situation and continues to work hard.
Albertz hopes Caixinha is given chance to get silverware
Former player Jorg Albertz hopes that the current manager will have a chance to make his mark on the club and return consistent silverware to Ibrox. He said “Everybody deserves a chance. It’s a huge club and you can’t step in and all of a sudden everything will be fine again. You need some time. They must give him time but of course we all want success for Rangers. That’s the thing that’s been away for so many years now.”The return of European competition is one thing which may signal move in the right direction. Albertz said “I think that is one of the main things for Rangers. Getting back into Europe will attract good players to join the club again.”
Ladies still searching for their first win
Rangers Ladies are still yet to win this season but it could have been so different this during their most recent game. They lost 3-1 away to Spartans but had they taken the chances they created the Blue Belles could have come away from the game with something. The game was made a lot more difficult after Spartans took a 2-0 lead early on, something which Rangers never recovered from. They now look to next Sunday’s game at home to Aberdeen to get their first win.