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Rangers Reaction: Robbie Neilson

6th February 2022

Robbie Neilson says the only way his players can put today’s Ibrox defeat behind them is to go out and win against Dundee on Wednesday night.

The Jambos had a day to forget in Glasgow, falling 5-0 to Rangers thanks to an Alfredo Morelos brace along with strikes from Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and Fashion Sakala

While the manager concedes that his side were second best in Govan, he knows that they will be desperate to get back on the horse when Dundee visit Tynecastle Park in midweek.

Speaking to Hearts TV, he said: “I’m obviously very disappointed with the outcome and the final score. It’s not good enough.

“There were periods in the game I thought, when we went in at 1-0, we did alright in the first half. It could’ve been better but we came out in the second half and for ten or fifteen minutes I thought we pressed really well, had a couple of really good opportunities that when you come to places like this then you have to take them.

“The second goal kills us and that was the disappointment. When the second goal goes in we speak about being resilient and staying in the game for a period but we kind of opened up a wee bit too much.

“At the end of the day, the players have done magnificently well all season and we’re sitting in a really good position. The only way you can rectify today is to win on Wednesday night.

“We can talk about this and that about the game but at the end of the day, we got beat convincingly. What we have to do is get back in tomorrow and work to make sure we get a result on Wednesday.

“The players are good characters, strong characters and they want to do well for the football club. Today was a difficult day. There’s going to be bumps on the road along the way, it always happens, but the only way to rectify that is to make sure we win on Wednesday.”