Quick links

Rangers

Glasgow Rangers Gareth McAuley shares what happened in dressing room after Aberdeen defeat

Belfast , United Kingdom - 18 November 2018; Gareth McAuley of Northern Ireland following the UEFA Nations League match between Northern Ireland and Austria at the National Football...

Steven Gerrard's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were beaten in their last outing.

Gareth McAuley talks with manager Michael O'Neill as the Northern Ireland football squad take part in an open training session at Windsor Park on September 7, 2018 in Belfast, Northern...

Glasgow Rangers defender Gareth McAuley has told the Scotsman that the Ibrox side’s defenders were blaming themselves after Steven Gerrard’s men lost to Aberdeen in midweek.

Rangers went into their game against the Dons in good form, but they slipped up at Ibrox.

Rangers were unable to get past Aberdeen, who played with 10 men for a large chunk of the game.

And McAuley claims that Rangers defence were very frustrated with the way that they conceded.

 

The towering centre-back said: “They won a lot of free-kicks in the first half, put a lot of balls into the box and scored off one of them. We were disappointed we didn’t defend that better, although McKenna finished it well, to be fair.

“That’s disappointing for me personally and for the other defenders. That’s why we are looking at our own performance as our downfall. We were sitting in the dressing room looking at ourselves after the game. Our standards dropped individually and as a team. We let ourselves down all over the park from where we have been this season. That’s why we lost the game.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11:Gareth McAuley of Rangers controls the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Motherwell at Ibrox Stadium on November 11,...

Rangers had a chance to build on their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table had they beaten Aberdeen.

However, their defeat allowed Celtic to close the gap and Kilmarnock to overtake them.

Rangers are next in action at the weekend when they take on Dundee, as they look to get back to winning ways.

Belfast , United Kingdom - 18 November 2018; Gareth McAuley of Northern Ireland during the UEFA Nations League match between Northern Ireland and Austria at the National Football Stadium...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch