George Edmundson’s Rangers puzzler as secret grows over defender’s social networks request – Daily Record
George Edmundson might have some explaining to do after he Tweeted for a venue to see Rangers’ match vs Legia Warsaw in Glasgow.
He later erased his request however it has been confirmed that the former Oldham protector, a ₤ 650,000 buy in the summer season, did not travel with the squad.
Rangers have actually verified Edmundson was suitabled for the Europa League 0-0 draw but was not chosen, without any tips over his surprise omission offered before the match.
Gerrard is set to provide further description at his Friday media conference ahead of Sunday’s Premiership clash in Paisley.
Jon Flanagan admits he’s discovered his lesson from his moment of madness against Ufa last season.
The previous Liverpool full-back nearly cost his team-mates their chance at the group stage last season when he was bought off in the 2nd leg versus the Russian side.
Included to the earlier dismissal for Alfredo Morelos, it saw the Light Blues hang on for dear life before they eventually won through and were pitched against Spartak Moscow, Villarreal and Rapid Vienna.
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Flanagan’s stunning second-half deal with on Croatian frontman Sandro Kulenovic as he prepared to pull the trigger was arguably the most definitive moment of the first-leg tie.
It was a hallmark interception from the previous England star, who revels a lot in the rough and topple he is now routinely chosen to Croatian global Borna Barisic on the European phase.
Flanagan stated: “As a protector, you need to be all set to attempt to stop them scoring at all times.
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“I had a little bit of an operation on a hernia at the start of the season but I am feeling good now and I am flying into deals with. I won’t keep back.
“The lads put in an incredible effort because this is a difficult location to come.
“We were probably a bit unfortunate not to get a goal or 2 but 0-0 is a great result. We will take it and it is all to bet next week.
“Our primary objective in this video game was to keep a clean sheet and on the whole, we have actually to be pleased. We kept the tidy sheet but maybe we could have scored one. It is what it is and we will go again next week.”
Rangers may be a new-look side today, with as much as 10 new arrivals over the summertime.
But eight of the side who began at Ufa in 2015 also kicked off for Steven Gerrard in the Polish Army Arena.
The only modifications to the beginning 11 then and now were Sheyi Ojo, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo.
And Flanagan is sure the experience of Russia will hold them in excellent stead for the Ibrox return against Legia.
Rangers drew 1-1 in Russia with nine guys after winning 1-0 in the very first leg at Ibrox and Flanagan confesses this Euro tie will be simply as tight as he backed his side to emerge on the other side.
He stated: “It was a blended night in Russia in 2015 and one I have probably discovered from, especially with the red card.
“However it was an excellent moment for us as a group and a club to reach the group stage last season.
“Everyone is on board once again this year and really wishes to do it.
“We are going to offer it everything we have in next week’s second leg and attempt to return into the Europa League appropriate.
“The experience that we have actually gained over the last 12 months will help. We are learning as a group of gamers.
“We’ve been through this situation before and we are much better prepared this time for it.
“All the lads are going to be ready for it and we all hope it can be a truly excellent night on Thursday.
“The team revealed a lot of character in Ufa and we know that will be needed once again. Legia are a silver lining, looking at them in this video game and what we saw before. It’s going to be hard.
“But all the lads will be ready and we will prepare right for it.
“Before then, all the focus is on Sunday and the St Mirren match. After that, we can change our attention and get prepared for a huge night at Ibrox.”
Gerrard has actually required Rangers fans raise the roofing from very first minute to last, which may be a none too subtle method of informing the notorious ‘Subway Loyal’ to remain in their seats for the duration and holler them house.
Definitely, Flanagan is all set to play his part after becoming one of Gerrard’s the majority of trusted lieutenants, barely unexpected given their relationship as players together at Anfield.
Flanagan appears to have actually won the battle for a beginning slot from Barisic and Andy Halliday and he intends to keep his location at left-back, even if he is naturally right-footed. He included: “That is the objective due to the fact that the team is massive. Every gamer wishes to play every video game.
“You simply have to keep striving and when the gaffer hires you, you have to be prepared and hopefully I can seal that location.”
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