Wednesday 30 September 2015

Martyn Waghorn - Player Profile

NameMartyn Waghorn
Date of birthJan 23, 1990

Martyn Waghorn arrived at Ibrox in the summer as an unknown quantity but it so far proving to be a superb signing. Waghorn scored a hat-trick at the weekend to take his Rangers goal tally to 14 from 13 appearances.

League Cup310
Challenge Cup220

Waggy as he's affectionately known by his team mates and manager has represented England at under-19 and under-20 level. He has played in the English Premiership with Sunderland but only made six appearances for the black cats.

Club History

Wigan Athletic4188
Leicester City1162014
Hull City510

Monday 28 September 2015

Petrofac Training Cup tie rearranged

Rangers Petrofac Training Cup quarter-final clash with Livingston has been rearranged for Tuesday October 20 due to international call ups.

Sunday 27 September 2015

Morton Vs Rangers - Stats

Morton Vs Rangers - Team Line Up

Friday 25 September 2015

Morton Vs Rangers - Preview

Squad News

Nicky Clark is back from injury after missing out on Dumbarton and St Johnstone. Cammy Bell and David Templeton are still long term injuries.

Recent Meetings

19/02/00Morton0 - 1Rangers
19/08/95Rangers3 - 0Morton
23/08/89Morton1 - 2Rangers
09/04/88Morton3 - 2Rangers
09/01/88Rangers5 - 0Morton

Recent Form


Season So Far

P W D LPts
Rangers 7 7 0 021
Morton7 2 4 110

Pre-Match Conference

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Mark Warburton - St Johnstone reaction

St Johnstone reaction - Stronger after defeat

Rangers 1 v 3 St Johnstone League Cup

So we finally got beat...always a sore one to take especially at Ibrox. So much had been made of this being our first real test and though the manager played it down, it was true. The results are in and we lost 3-1 but we will learn from this and become stronger. The game reminded me of our clash with Hibs last February. Dominating the game with loads of possession and then being hit on the counter. Now we know how Lyon felt in 2007 when we won 3-0 playing the same way. It's something we'll come up against more and more but its a complement to how we play.

Defensively we were pretty slack last night and we should have been better. The first goal was a punt up the park by St Johnstone with only Wallace trying to attack the ball but didn't get near it. Maclean then played a good ball to O'Halloran who beat Wilson down the right side and played a square ball which was flicked back and overall was a great move. For me someone had to win the initial header then failing that Wilson had to deal with O'Halloran's better.

The second goal was criminal from Rangers as we gave them a free hit on goal and they bloody well took it - it was some strike! The players were set up but not to deal with how St Johnstone took that corner. We had six players in the box, three man-marking and three on the six yard line. We had Holt at the 18 yard line closest to the corner but not one person on Lappin. Hopefully when the team watch that back it never happens again.

The third goal was a sickener even more so because it was just after half time. Yet again another punt forward this time from MacLean to O'Halloran who ran right between Wilson and Kiernan. It was like conceding a goal in FIFA with a striker with 85 pace smoking past your slow defenders. It won't be nice viewing for our centre backs but as I've said they'll learn from this.

Even at 3-0 we just needed a goal and we were right back in this. There was no way St Johnstone could keep defending like this for the full 90 minutes. I thought we had our goal when Oduwa smashed the bar but it just wasn't his night as it was probably his poorest game for us. Then five minutes later we got it through Tav. The blue Cafu with a great run beating two defenders and smashing the ball in to the roof of the net. The place was jumping and with just under half an hour to go I thought we would score more. Then Zelalem crossed for Waghorn and I was waiting for it to hit the back of the net but it somehow went passed the post.

I thought we fizzled out in the last 20 minutes and had we got the Waghorn goal it could have been so different. I hate Rangers getting beat in any game but this is a blessing in disguise. I have the utmost faith that Mark Warburton and Davie Weir will identify our weaknesses in this game and make us stronger. Mark Warburton said he used a defeat to refer to through out the season at Brentford and this could be used in the same manner.

Monday 21 September 2015

Rangers Vs St Johnstone - Preview

Squad News

Jason Holt is back in the squad after missing out against Dumbarton due to injury. This game comes too soon for Nicky Clark who is back training and  should be back for the weekend. Cammy Bell and David Templeton are long term injuries but are both expected back in the next week or so.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Score Away
28/10/14Rangers 1 - 0 St Johnstone
13/05/12 St Johnstone 0 - 4 Rangers
14/01/12 St Johnstone 1 - 2 Rangers
19/11/11 Rangers 0 - 0 St Johnstone
30/07/11 St Johnstone 0 - 2 Rangers

Recent League Cup Meetings

Date Home Score Away
28/10/14Rangers 1 - 0 St Johnstone
03/02/10 Rangers 2 - 0 St Johnstone
08/11/06 Rangers 0 - 2 St Johnstone
03/12/03 Rangers 3 - 0 St Johnstone
29/11/98Rangers 2 - 1 St Johnstone

Saturday 19 September 2015

Dumbarton Vs Rangers - Stats

Dumbarton Vs Rangers Line Up

Friday 18 September 2015

14/15 Squad - Where are they now?

We take a look back at the 2014/15 squad and see where they are now.

Player Club Reason
Lee Robinson
Still unattached
End of contract
Steve Simonsen
FC Pune City
End of contract
Marius Zaliukas
Still unattached
Bilel Mohsni
SCO Angers
End of contract
Lee McCulloch
End of contract
Remie Streete
Port Vale
End of loan
Kevin Mbabu
Newcastle United
End of loan
Gael Bigirimana
Newcastle United
End of loan
Shane Ferguson
End of loan
Steven Smith
End of contract
Darren McGregor
Sebastien Faure
Still unattached
End of contract
Ricky Foster
Ross County
End of contract
Ian Black
Shrewsbury Town
End of contract
Kyle Hutton
Queen of the South
End of contract
Arnold Peralta
Lewis MacLeod
Sold for undisclosed fee
Haris Vuckic
Wigan Athletic
End of loan
Calum Gallagher
St. Mirren
Sold for undisclosed fee
Kris Boyd
End of contract
Jon Daly
Raith Rovers
End of contract

Dumbarton Vs Rangers - Preview

Dumbarton preview header

Squad News

Cammy Bell, David Templeton and Nicky Clark all miss out through injury.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Score Away
18/04/15 Dumbarton 1 - 3 Rangers
03/01/15 Rangers 3 - 1 Dumbarton
01/11/14 Dumbarton 0 - 1 Rangers
25/10/14 Dumbarton 0 - 3 Rangers
23/08/14 Rangers 4 - 1 Dumbarton

Recent Form


Season So Far

P W D LPts
Rangers 6 6 0 015
Dumbarton 6 2 1 37

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Monday 14 September 2015

Rangers not included in FIFA 16 have released a database for players and clubs in EA Sports' FIFA 16. Rangers have been included in the rest of the world section for the past three seasons. However according to the database, Rangers will not be included this year. Along with the Brazilian league the following clubs will be included in the rest of the world section.

EA Sports have confirmed the full line up of team and Rangers are not included this year.

An EA Sports spokesman also said: "We can confirm that we did not reach a licensing agreement with Rangers and they are not in FIFA 16.

"However, newly promoted Hearts will feature in the game with the other 11 authentic clubs from the Scottish Premiership."

Rangers 3 Vs 0 Livingston - Gallery

Rangers 3 v 0 Livingston

Photo's by Neil Buchanan

Saturday 12 September 2015

Thursday 10 September 2015

Dave King Press Conference

Ally agrees to terminate contract

Rangers have confirmed that Ally McCoist has agreed to the early termination of his contract. Dave King revealed that he had met with Ally yesterday and had reached an agreement in four or five minutes of meeting. All was still due £250,000 but Dave King has said McCoist had agreed to terminate the contract in commercial terms favourable to the club.

In a statement on the Rangers official website Ally said;

"Without doubt managing Rangers was THE greatest honour in my career. It was the dream job but in a nightmare scenario.
"I am absolutely delighted the Club now has a stable Board and that the good work off the pitch is being equalled by the performances on it.
"Most of all I want to express my gratitude to Rangers fans everywhere. They were superb and they backed me and my staff. They also stood firm when their Club was in dire straits and even at the bleakest moments they did not flinch.
"They are the heart and soul of this Club and no one should ever forget that. Quite simply they are the best."

Dave King Press Conference - Twitter Comments

Blue Heaven - Where are they now?

Blue Heaven was a BBC Scotland series broadcast in 2003 which span for six episodes each lasting 30 minutes. The series followed the youth set up at Rangers from the reserves to the under-13's. The six episodes covered two seasons 2001/02 & 2002/03. The first in the Dick Advocaat era with Jan Derks in charge of the youth set up. Then the Alex McLeish era George Adams taking over from Jan Derks. We take a look back at some of the young players that were featured;

Chris Burke
Chris Burke made over 100 appearances for Rangers and scored 14 times. He was the main youngster to make the break through to the Rangers first team at the time of filming blue heaven. He left Rangers for Cardiff in 2009 after failing to get first team football. He is currently at Championship side Nottingham Forest and also runs clothing label Seven One Zero with Gavin Rae & Curtis Davies.

Charlie Adam made 87 appearances for Rangers and scored 18 times and was voted Rangers' young player of the year in 2007. He left Rangers for Blackpool in 2009 and after two successful years there, moved to Liverpool for £6.75m. Charlie is currently at Premiership side Stoke City where he has played over 100 games.

Callum Reidford
Callum Reidford was a young goal keeper who trained with Stefan Klos and Allan McGregor. He never made a first team appearance for Rangers and left in 2008 for Dunfermline. Last season he was playing for League Two side Stirling Albion where they were relegated to League One.

Darryl Duffy is at his 12th club after leaving Rangers in 2004 with his best spells being at Falkirk and Bristol City. He is now playing in the Indian Super League for FC Goa (on-loan from Salgaocar). FC Goa are currently managed by Brazilian legend Zico and also have Lucio as their marquee player.

Jordan McMillan was a youth captain at various age levels and was a big prospect for Rangers. He made three first team appearance for the Gers. He left Rangers in 2012 for Dunfermline but was released after only one season. He then moved on to Partick Thistle and has been there for the past two seasons. In March 2015 he was sacked by Thistle after failing a random drugs test in December 2014.

Steven Lennon
Steven Lennon left Rangers in 2010 after making three first team appearances. After being let go by Rangers he joined Irish side Dundalk but left for Newport County only 6 months later. He has since been playing in the Icelandic league and is currently at FH.

Peter Leven sustained a serious knee injury at Rangers and never made a first team appearance. He left in 2004 for Kilmarnock and played for a number of League one sides in England. He has just signed as assistant coach at Kilmarnock.

Chris Craig was only 12 during filming and showed a lot of promise - a very gifted player. Chris left Rangers in 2009 and signed with Dumbarton for one season and then Alloa in 2010. He has played for junior sides Drumchapel, Kilbirnie and is currently at Petershill.

Brian Gilmour
Brian Gilmour was at Rangers up until he was 20 and left in 2007. He had spells at Clyde and Stenhousemuir and even played in Iceland for FC Haka and KA. He is currently playing for Scottish League One side Ayr United.

Scott Agnew left Rangers in 2006 and signed for Hamilton Accies. Scott has played for many lower league sides in Scotland. He is currently at St Mirren where he joined Ian Murray who was his manager at previous club Dumbarton.

Jan Derks came to Rangers with Dick Advocaat and was the head of youth football. He left Rangers in 2001 and went on to be a coach for the dutch football federation (KNVB). He was sent to coach in Bulgaria by the KNVB and was a youth coach at Levski Sofia and Litex Lovec. In 2009 he was brough to Galatasaray as a youth coach by Frank Rijkaard and Johan Neeskens. In 2011 he joined South African side Mamelodi Sundowns as assistant manager with Johan Neeskens as manager but the pair only lasted one season.