Gerrard will be 'pulling his hair out' after Rangers latest - Whelan
Noel Whelan has claimed Rangers were let down by a “lack of concentration” in defence during Thusday’s draw against Brondby.
The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Gers manager Steven Gerrard will be “tearing his hair out” over his players’ performances.
Rangers drew 1-1 in Brondby, with Ianis Hagi’s 77th-minute goal cancelling out Leon Balogun’s first-half own goal.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Gerrard insisted his side “underperformed” in Denmark and that the home side were “there for the taking”.
Rangers are now level on points with second-place side Sparta Prague in Group A with four points apiece.
They host the Czech club at Ibrox after the international break.
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Whelan slammed the Gers’ defenders for failing to keep Brondby at bay.
“It’s just a lack of concentration in key moments, that’s what’s letting them down,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.
“Steven Gerrard will be kicking himself and wanting to rip his hair out, because of the soft goals they’re conceding.
“Last night it was the own goal, and again – it gives you an uphill job to do. And this is a game they should be winning, Brondby are not a good side.
“They’re in the competition but they’re not stiff competition.
“Giving these goals away hurts them. You can afford to give a goal away in the league, but it is slightly different in these European games.
“Their first-half performance wasn’t up to standards, they improved in the second half – if they had 10 minutes longer, they might have gone on to win the game.
“But you can’t leave it to that. They had to be better in front of goal, and they’ve dropped two points. What a big game coming up against Sparta Prague at Ibrox.”