Rangers fans raved about centre-back George Edmundson who starred in the 1-0 win over Braga on Wednesday night.
Steven Gerrard made a big call pre-match to include the 22-year-old for his first Europa League outing at the expense of out of form Nikola Katic.
It was just the summer signing’s eleventh appearance in Light Blue and he certainly stood up to the challenge.
Braga showed they were a classy outfit last Thursday night at Ibrox, but their attacks were repelled time and time again by the Gers this time around.
Edmundson played a huge part in the defensive effort, showing maturity beyond his years.
He read the game well throughout, often tracking the play out to wide areas to snuff out danger. Alongside Connor Goldson, he was dominant in the air as clear cut chances were few and far between for the hosts.
There were a few nervy moments towards the end of the game, but Rangers eventually got over the line to secure a famous away win and progression to the last 16 courtesy of a 4-2 aggregate scoreline.
Plenty of Bears felt Edmundson deserved major praise and raved about the defender on social media.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Edmundson hands down MOTM. Guys an absolute Unit!
— T (@ThomasWilson124) February 26, 2020
Edmundson had an absolute stormer, looks like he’s not been out the team in weeks the way he played. Cracking performance all round.
— Mikey Hogg (@mikeyhogg) February 26, 2020
Outstanding man what a game big edmundson had btw COME ON💙❤️
— andy cameron (@andrewcameron2) February 26, 2020
Big Edmundson played an absolute blinder
— mark havlin (@havlinnn1) February 26, 2020
Edmundson eats concrete for breakfast
— Goodfellowww (@RyanGoodfelloww) February 26, 2020
Big edmundson outstanding tonight 👏🏻👏🏻
— Darren Vickers (@dazzavee) February 26, 2020
Edmundson is my Man of the match. Not a foot wrong today. We are through #WATP
— Andrew Lavery (@DeputyLav) February 26, 2020
10/10 Edmundson. Absolute tank at the back the night, mon the last 16💙
— liam fraser (@liamfraser98) February 26, 2020
What a result 👏🏻 George Edmundson outstanding 🇬🇧
— Robbie (@97RabMca) February 26, 2020
Edmundson has been terrific. Strolled it.
— David Beatson (@Bluenose1872) February 26, 2020
George ‘colossus’ Edmundson 😍
— Emma McNee (@EmmaMcNee_92) February 26, 2020
Edmundson has been different class tonight 👏👏
— Sandy Cameron (@SandyC8572) February 26, 2020
Some game for Edmundson to come into btw and he’s been excellent. Not put a foot wrong so far.
— Kirst (@kirsten93_) February 26, 2020