Aberdeen v Rangers: Steven Gerrard reacts to SLC semi-final loss

Dean Simpson
October 31, 2018

For Aberdeen, it's a chance for retribution for Celtic's invincible season.

He said at the time: "We got into some good positions and either made the wrong decision or showed a serious lack of quality".

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson headed home the late victor at Hampden against a Rangers side that had only one of 15 shots on target.

Some think we did enough to win against Aberdeen whilst others felt as though we needed to do more and I think we can all agree that the game was there for the taking if we had been sharper.

During a sustained period of Gers pressure at the start of the second half, the Dons had to keep their shape, composure and the score at 0-0.

"When we won the League Cup we took 40,000 to Celtic Park". We've not played our best and they have scored a set piece.

Gerrard has brought in a number of players since he took over as the manager of the club in the summer this year, revamping the squad.

"But I think our lads are lucky because this game comes around pretty quickly". By the end of September, the player's application remained well below par, to judge by Gerrard's observation: "He's going to have to improve everything - it's not rocket science".

Gerrard was given the opportunity before yesterday's Betfred Cup semi-final to backtrack on his words, but elected to stand by what he said at the time. In the days when Rangers regarded the Scottish League Cup as their personal trinket Derek Ferguson played in three winning finals.

"We have analysed it and spoken to individual players and spoke to the team collectively but there's nothing we can do to change the result".

"On watching his 79th-minute right-footed corner finding Ferguson's head and the chaotic, jubilant scenes among the players and Red Army afterwards, McGinn said: "(I was) obviously overjoyed.

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