Rangers defender Jon Flanagan has admitted that he’s learned his lesson from last years red card in the Europa League playoff against Russian FC UFA – and insists the Gers will give “everything” in next week’s second leg clash with Legia Warsaw to reach the group stage.
Flanagan and Alfredo Morelos were both dismissed for the Gers 12 months ago as they clung on to reach the group stages and Flanagan admits it was a “great moment” to make it that far.
The former Liverpool defender is adamant though that the Gers want to do it again this year and believes “everyone is on board.”
“It was a mixed night in Russia last year and one I have probably learned from, particularly with the red card,” Flanagan said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“But it was a great moment for us as a group and a club to reach the group stage last season.
“Everyone is on board again this year and really wants to do it.
“We are going to give it everything we have in next week’s second leg and try to get back into the Europa League proper.”
Despite there being some confusion over the left-back spot in recent weeks as Flanagan, Borna Barisic and Andy Halliday all fight for the spot, Flanagan has barely put a foot wrong.
The former Liverpool defender is likely to feature this weekend when the Gers face St. Mirren and it’s hard to argue that he’s not made the left-back berth his own at the minute.