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Derek Ferguson blames Rangers 'big players' for failing to handle pressure

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers are out of the Scottish Cup.

General view of Ibrox during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Rangers suffered a galling home defeat this week to exit the Scottish Cup.

Steven Gerrard's men were shut out at Ibrox by Aberdeen, losing 2-0.


Gerrard has taken some flak for the loss, but Rangers legend Derek Ferguson has made clear he holds the clubs star players to blame.

He accuses them of cracking under pressure and failing to step up.

Ferguson told Open Goal: "For Rangers, you expect your big players to turn up on that night. It was the most important game of the season and for whatever reasons it never happened.

"You’ve got to handle the pressure, that’s why you’re at Rangers."

28th October 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Rangers; Lewis Ferguson of Aberdeen  celebrates his goal after making it 1-0

Ferguson's son Lewis was in action for Aberdeen, and helped frustrate Rangers.

Rangers were beaten by Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup semi-final.

Steven Gerrard has now won just one of six games against the Dons this season in all competitions.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers shakes hands with Connor Goldson of Rangers following defeat during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden...

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