With the travelling Ibrox fans losing their minds in the 97th at Pittodrie, Michael Beale was the coolest man inside the stadium.
Yes, the goal might’ve well rescued Rangers’ admittedly faint title hopes but for an expectant Ibrox manager even a late winner wasn’t enough to dispel the frustrations of a poor performance.
That lack of emotion from Michael Beale on the sidelines whilst everyone was losing their mind has caught the eye of Rangers fans after what was a poor performance in Aberdeen.
Whilst the three points are certainly welcome, the image shows a man who knows the performance wasn’t up to scratch and it bodes well for expectant Rangers fans for the weeks and months ahead.
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Speaking after the 3-2 win, the Rangers manager also admitted that his side’s performance was not up to scratch and admitted that there is work to be done, even if Michael Beale praised his team’s mentality against Aberdeen.
“Delighted with the result obviously, I would say it was probably 10/10 for character and mentality, 5/10 for performance,” said Michael Beale [Sky Sports].
“First half I thought we started well and were deservedly in front and then it was a poor goal for us to give away. We had possession, didn’t secure it and gave away a free-kick.
“Start of the second half we didn’t start and were deservedly 2-1 down, it was a great strike from the lad. And then we looked really anxious and weren’t playing well at all.
“Obviously we’ve made four changes and Scott Arfield has come up trumps. I’m delighted for him because it’s very harsh he hasn’t started the games so far. But that’s what Scotty does, he gambles, he gets in the box and he’s come up trumps for us.
“I think it will come with games, certainly with confidence. I see a group that isn’t the most confident at the moment, the last two wins hopefully give them that.
“This was away from home, a difficult game, a difficult evening. I thought they stuck together and got over the line.
“We’ll have to do that on Friday and then we’ve got work to do, I think that’s clear to see.”
Next up for Rangers is a trip to Dingwall to face Ross County on Friday and Michael Beale will be hoping to see improve performances up north.
Meanwhile, is it time for one leading broadcaster to finally listen to Rangers fan complaints about their coverage?