Rangers faced Kilmarnock in the Gers’ final home game of the season on Saturday afternoon – and Steven Gerrard will have come away with more questions than answers from the Light Blues first fixture following his confirmation as manager.
David Bates scored the only goal of the game as Nicholl’s side picked up a 1-0 win as the Hamburg-bound defender scored his first senior goal with only five minutes left on the clock.
Kilmarnock came to Ibrox happy to sit behind the ball and frustrate the Gers and performed their task to a tee as they invited the Light Blues to have as much possession as they wanted without ever threatening Jamie MacDonald’s goal.
After the announcement of Gerrard as manager 24 hours earlier, there was a sense of excitement around Ibrox before kick-off but it quickly turned to anxiety as Nicholl’s side never really looked like breaking the deadlock.
With only two games left in the campaign, away trips to Aberdeen and Hibernian, the Gers can’t afford to drop any more points in the race to secure second in the Scottish Premiership.
Despite having not been spotted at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, Gerrard will be well aware of how his new side performed before he takes the reins on June 1st.
Here, Football Insider looks at three things we learned from Rangers’ Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock
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