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Rangers boss Gerrard not overly impressed with his side after Cowdenbeath win

Steven Gerrard wasn’t too unimpressed with the performance of his Rangers players following a 3-1 win over lowly Cowdenbeath. 

The Gers handily defeated the semi-professional outfit in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Wednesday evening, scoring three first-half goals to settle the tie early on.

Gerrard made a number of changes to his side but admitted that some of his fringe players didn’t take their opportunity to impress.

“I was disappointed with a couple of players, but I won’t name any names,” Gerrard told Premier Sports.

“I made a lot of changes and it was an opportunity to impress, to make a name for yourself and show you want to be involved going forward. Some people took the chance, some people didn’t.”

Gerrard was also unhappy with his side’s effort and performance, calling his players out for their ‘sloppiness’.

“The pitch did get more bobbly as the night went on, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt on this occasion,” he added.

“Credit to Cowdenbeath – they played for 90 minutes and we only played for 45 – but the important thing is that we are through to the next round.

“We got very sloppy, but you’ve got to take into consideration that we were 3-0 up by then and it’s not the biggest game for us.”

Rangers will now face a trip to Kilmarnock in the fifth round of the cup on February 9th.

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