Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tavernier apologises to fans following Rangers cup exit

Tavernier apologises to fans following Rangers cup exit

Gers dominated at Hampden but with top scorer Alfredo Morelos suspended they lacked a cutting edge as frontman Umar Sadiq was handed his first start.

The Roma loanee was in action for the entire duration of Sunday's game and had a golden chance to cancel out Lewis Ferguson's opener for Aberdeen in the second half.

"To be fair to Umar in the last two or three weeks he's shown signs and improvements", Gerrard added. They deserve to go through because they created that bit of magic in the business end of the box and punished us on a set piece.

Lewis Ferguson headed in a corner 11 minutes from time to book Aberdeen's place in the final, where they will meet Celtic.

'Whether it's enough, we'll have to judge that moving forward.

Rangers will have to the chance to put the disappointment of the defeat behind them when they host Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday. I pick the players, I sign the players, I pick the game plan so I'll take responsibility for this.

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He surges into the area but sees his rising effort brush the fingertips of De Gea on its way over. Lukaku had a number of chances to make the right run or pass but failed nearly every time.

Aberdeen have faced criticism for their league form this year but McInnes insists their recent drop in form is only a blip.

'We've got ourselves to blame.

Having said that, some of Rangers' build-up play... I thought tactically when we went to 10 we were very good and very professional.

If this were to go ahead as a 50/50 split, there would be at least 5,000 Celtic fans who attended the semi-final being locked out of Hampden while Aberdeen fans who didn't bother to back their side getting to the game.

"Our semi-final crowd has normally been as it was yesterday, regardless of the opposition".

"If the players that we've got now don't improve and start showing the quality we need in the final third, my job is to go and find the players who will".

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