Steven Gerrard says he’s happy his Rangers side are still alive in the Scottish Cup following a scoreless draw with Kilmarnock, despite the Gers missing penalty.
The Killies shut out Jermain Defoe and company to earn a replay at Ibrox on February 20, but neither did they look like winning the game having had no shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
The Gers manager expressed his satisfaction at the result nonetheless, referring to the side’s recent on-field battles as justifcation.
“When you take into consideration we had a war at Aberdeen on Wednesday and the travel, I’m satisfied,’’ Gerrard told Premier Sports.
Rangers could have taken the lead in the 15th minute after a Kirk Broadfoot handball gave them a penalty,but James Tavernier failed to convert the opportunity.
It was the Glasgow club’s sixth spot kick in three games, but it was also Kilmarnock goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann’s second penalty save of the week.
On the penalty miss; Gerrard said: “We’ve still got full trust in Tav. He’s been brilliant for us in terms of the numbers of what he’s delivered and contributed this season.
“The keeper’s made a good save, it wasn’t to be; it would have been a good time to score and we would have maybe built on that but it wasn’t to be.”