A number of Rangers fans took to Twitter to reassure Kyle Bradley after the Gers youngster took to social media to comment on his pre-season display at the weekend, admitting that he was not good enough in the 3-0 win at Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard's side continued to build momentum ahead of the new Scottish Premiership season as Alfredo Morelos and Nikola Katic scored for the Light Blues before Alex Bruce rounded off the scoring with an own goal to send Wigan Athletic away from Ibrox with a heavy defeat.
With the game acting as Rangers' final pre-season encounter, Gerrard took the opportunity to make a raft of changes with a number of younger players handed chances against the Championship newbies.
Bradley was one of those who got a chance, as he played the first 45 minutes for the Gers before being replaced at the break by Nikola Katic. But unfortunately, the 19-year-old was not able to take full advantage of the opportunity.
The teenager looked nervy in the early stages, but did seem to recover as the half went on. Nevertheless, he took to Twitter to express some disappointment at his performance in the victory.
Bradley may not have been happy with his display, but there is undoubtedly a fantastic opportunity for the youngster to keep himself in Steven Gerrard's plans for the coming season with Fabio Cardoso being released earlier this week.
And perhaps sensing that he needs encouraging with Cardoso now out of the equation, a number of Rangers fans responded to his tweet with positive messages.
Here is what Bradley posted along with some of the fan responses...
Not my best performance but good to my first start at ibrox pic.twitter.com/4NQ7GEwnxj— Kyle Bradley (@_kylebradley1) July 30, 2018
Make it a learning experience Big step up for you SG obviously impressed by you Keep working hard— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) July 30, 2018
You are making your first step, Friendlies are for learning/improving and I'm sure that's what you did, Look forward to seeing you play in the future!— Rangers Central (@GersCentral) July 30, 2018
Well done Kyle— Patricia Burt (@conpatrick22) July 30, 2018
Great to see you starting mate & am sure you will come back stronger.— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) July 30, 2018
Keep the chin up, keep learning and keep fighting ⚪️— John (@johnc_rfc) July 30, 2018
Head up mate experience and improve got better as the half went on— Kyle Patterson (@KylePatterson10) July 30, 2018
Get stuck in. Club can see a player in you. Hard graft now⚪️— allangers (@allangers77) July 30, 2018
Thing is mate, you’re living the dream. Keep your head up and hopefully there will be lots more for the first team. Stevie G would never have put you anywhere near the first team if he didn’t rate you. Keep it going!!— Brads (@alanbradley) July 30, 2018
Everyone has bad games , it’s what you learn from them that matters , personally I thought you were ok after some early nerves— ALBA_Shxdy (@Slim5hdy) July 30, 2018
Onwards and upwards congrats on your first start. Keep working hard and you will be fine— Jimmy McIntyre (@jimbonda4) July 30, 2018