Jackie McNamara says that Steven Gerrard will have been frustrated with Rangers defender Connor Goldson after the Light Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Thursday evening.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland international claims that the Gers manager will have been tearing his hair out over what he saw from the powerhouse at both ends of the pitch, having failed to take his chances from set-pieces against the Swiss side.
Gerrard’s men looked to be heading for a point in Switzerland before a long ball evaded James Tavernier and gave Christian Fasnachtt the opportunity to shoot and score in added time, Goldson failing to get a block in.
McNamara says that Gerrard will not be best pleased with what he saw from the former Brighton man and that the Gers were good enough to come away with at least a draw in their second group game.
McNamara told Football Insider: “He’ll be frustrated as they should have taken a point, maybe even more. With the header a bit before the goal, with Goldson, he heads it over the bar and they go up from that. I think he’ll be very frustrated.
“They looked comfortable enough in the game but it is a level up and mistakes can get punished. It wasn’t a fantastic strike but a costly one for them.”
Defeat means that all four sides in Rangers’ Europa League group sit on three points, with Feynoord beating Porto after the Gers defeated the Dutch side in their opening game at Ibrox.
Goldson has been a mainstay ever since signing for Gerrard from Brighton last summer, with a total of 72 appearances already under his belt for the Glasgow giants.
He has played 18 times from a possible 19 games this campaign, proving himself as a threat in the opposition box with two goals in seven league outings.