Date: 15th May 2018 at 8:36pm
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In what will be deemed an overall disappointing campaign for Rangers, there were a couple of moments which stood out as major lows among the roller coaster of emotions.

The heavy defeats at the hands of fierce rivals Celtic will be fresh in the minds of many of the Ibrox faithful, considering how recently they occurred, but if the Light Blues fans stretch their minds much further back then they will hit the biggest blow of the entire campaign.

After a 1-0 home win over Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn at the end of June, the Pedro Caixinha and his men capitulated in the away leg, losing 2-0 and suffering one of the most embarrassing defeats in the club’s long and proud history.

Not only was losing a huge shock, it also handed Rangers a huge blow in their hopes of catching up with Celtic, for the potential financial benefits – the area where the Gers lag behind the most – were lost in the space of 90 minutes.

With newly appointed boss Steven Gerrard at the helm, his first competitive clash will come in Europe, and his first hurdle could be one which makes or breaks his stint at Ibrox.

As revealed by the Daily Record, Rangers will play their first Europa League qualifier on July 12th, with Gerrard having been in charge for just over a month, and will have to face four rounds of knock outs if they are to make the group stages.

Whether the Light Blues have what it takes to make it that far remains to be seen, but with last year’s embarrassment weighing down on top of the demands of the Gers faithful, Gerrard knows the pressure is well and truly on.

In other Rangers news, Russian media have made a bizarre claim over Steven Gerrard.

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