'No hiding from it' - Rangers star opens up on disappointment of last season
Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has admitted that last season wasn’t “good enough” – and claims the arrival of the new management team has brought a “freshness” to the Gers.
The Light Blues were humiliated in the Europa League before struggling to a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership and Jack insists that there’s “no hiding” from the fact the Gers weren’t good enough.
Jack missed the second-half of the season and thinks the early European knockout had a big effect on the Gers’ season.
“Last season it wasn’t great. It was frustrating and it wasn’t good enough. There was a lot of frustration came from everywhere that we weren’t good enough in the Europa League,” Jack said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“This season with the new staff, the management team and new players who have come in it’s given us a real freshness to go and have a real go.”
“There’s no hiding from it – last season wasn’t good enough as a squad. The new manager has come in and his staff and he wants to bring in his own players he feels can help the boys who are already here.”
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Football Insider verdict:
Jack is right on the money and there can be little excusing a repeat of it this season. The Light Blues can’t afford another disappointment like they’ve served up over the last two seasons and need to show signs of progression under Steven Gerrard or risk losing even more ground on bitter rivals Celtic. Jack was a big loss for the Gers after a knee injury ended his season prematurely. Having the Scotland international fit again will be a boost to the Light Blues as they try to lift their first major trophy since 2011. Jack’s experience will help Gerrard’s side this season and the former Aberdeen captain will likely be one of the players Gerrard turns to after speaking about a desire for leaders. With the Light Blues getting their campaign underway on July 12th in the Europa League Jack will no doubt be desperate to get back out and play his first competitive game since being forced to undergo surgery and show exactly what the Gers have been missing.
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