Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wanted more goals against FK Shkupi

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts on the side line as he watches his team comfortably beat Bury 6-0 during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard guided the Gers to a 2-0 win against FK Shkupi at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been quoted as saying by BBC Sport that he is concerned that his Gers’ players were not clinical enough against FK Shkupi at Ibrox.

Ibrox club Rangers won 2-0 against Shkupi at home in the first leg of the Europa League qualifying first round tie on Thursday evening.

The Glasgow giants won the first leg of the tie 2-0, thanks to Jamie Murphy’s goal midway through the first half and James Tavernier’s penalty in the second minute of injury time.

Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Gerrard has admitted that he would have liked his players to be more clinical.

The former England international, though, has praised the Rangers fans for their support against Shkupi.

BBC Sport quotes Gerrard as saying: "All in all we are satisfied. I thought the fans were terrific but you could feel a bit of tension and anxiety.

“There’s a lot of new players about, we’re still feeling our way in, it’s the first game. A lot of positives but still work to do.

“The only thing I’m slightly concerned about is that we didn’t get the third or the fourth goal. We definitely deserved the second but at that point we should have been more comfortable within the game.”

Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Good start for Rangers

Rangers could have done better against Shkupi and should have scored at least two more goals.

However, the Gers were the better team and deservedly won the first leg, and it is now important that the Glasgow giants finish the job in the second leg.

The performance of the Gers, though, was quite encouraging, and Rangers fans should be looking forward to the upcoming matches, as things are only going to improve.

Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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