Rangers fans have raved about Becky Ives after she made her hosting debut on RangersTV for Sunday’s Premiership clash against Livingston.
While domestic football continues to take place behind closed doors, RangersTV are providing enhanced coverage of the Gers’ home fixtures.
Prior to the weekend, Emma Dodds had hosted every broadcast, working alongside a variety of different pundits.
However, she was unavailable for the Livingston match and as a result, a replacement had to be drafted in.
The club opted for Becky Ives, an England-based presenter who works for both the Premier League and BT Sport.
Ives had worked on the latter’s coverage of Aston Villa vs Leeds United on Friday night before travelling to Ibrox for her RangersTV debut.
There was a switch of location for the broadcast, too, with the crew moving things from the usual trackside position to the Ibrox suite, which has been converted into a temporary studio so that the team are protected from the elements.
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 (@SeafarerMichael) October 25, 2020
The stand-in host was joined by regular pundit Neil McCann and club legend, Barry Ferguson, and there were plenty of positives to discuss given Rangers’ recent strong form and the 2-0 win on the day.
Ives received rave reviews from Gers fans, who were impressed by how thoroughly she had researched the club in advance.
When she tweeted on Sunday evening saying it had been a ‘privilege’ to step in, many took the opportunity to praise her work.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Thought you did really well today. Not sure how much you knew about the club before this week but you'd clearly done your research 👍
— M.H. (@RANGERS_1983) October 25, 2020
Was excellent, great result and top class pre and post match coverage.
P. S. If you’re still there, tell Barry Ferguson a love him 😁
— Bongani_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) October 25, 2020
Good job Becky, very professional. Along with the rest of the guys, the quality was something I’d expect to see on mainstream tv never mind a club tv channel. Well done everyone @KThomsonAcademy @CliveTyldesley and the rest!
— Aaronaldo (@Aaronaldo3883) October 25, 2020
Well done Becky, added to our already impressive set up. Glad you enjoyed it 👏🏼
— Fazman (@Faz_50) October 25, 2020
Tremendous work Becky, you will be welcomed back with open arms 💙 a true professional 👏
— Callum Johnston (@Callum_j17) October 25, 2020
Great job Becky, that’s you an honorary Rangers fan now. Welcome back anytime🙂🔴⚪🔵.
— Menzies (@menzies999) October 25, 2020
For someone that’s never followed rangers before you done your homework so well done to you.
— Craig Murray (@TheStig4677) October 25, 2020
Fantastic coverage 👏🏻 could listen to McCann and Fergie all day 💙
— Aaron Sills (@aaronsills9) October 25, 2020
You were fantastic Becky hope to see you again soon 🔴⚪️💙
— Debz Lawson (@LawDebz) October 25, 2020
Top class today. Thanks 👍🏻
— the ranger (@SbudRanger) October 25, 2020
Becky you were brilliant 🙌
— Lynn (@LynnMor29781050) October 25, 2020