Date: 30th April 2021 at 12:40pm
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Andy Newport has been speaking on the latest instalment of the Record Rangers podcast, where he claimed ‘one trophy out of nine isn’t good enough’ for Steven Gerrard after three seasons at .

The former Liverpool captain took charge of the Glasgow giants in the summer of 2018 and has had the club on an upward trajectory ever since his arrival.

Rangers were in the fourth tier of Scottish football as recently as 2012/13 and finished the 2017/18 top-flight season in third place, 12 points behind Celtic.

Just three seasons later, under Gerrard’s tutelage, the Gers have overtaken their fierce rivals and currently sit 20 points clear of the Hoops, however, early exits in both the Scottish Cup and League Cup have left Newport feeling underwhelmed and disappointed.

He said: “Given the quality that Rangers have shown in the league this season, [and] the levels that we know they can reach, for them not to get to a semi-final in either cup competition is really poor, and Gerrard will be – well he is frustrated about it, he said it himself.

“One trophy out of nine isn’t good enough. How he remedies that, I don’t know, whether it’s a mentality thing, whether it’s depth of squad or whatever so you can get to the latter stages of these competitions.

“But you look over three years I think it’s Aberdeen twice, Celtic, Hearts, St. Mirren, St. Johnstone, I mean, that’s not good enough for Rangers, especially after three years in the job.”

TIF Thoughts on Rangers’ season…

Although Rangers are likely to be extremely disappointed with exiting both domestic cup competitions at the stages that they did, their season has still undoubtedly been a tremendous success.

Stopping Celtic from winning 10 league titles in a row and claiming their 55th crown in the process was the main objective for 2020/21, and not many were tipping them to do that.

Domestic domination and talk of doubles and trebles are likely to feature over the summer as Rangers plan for the future, but securing the Scottish Premiership title this time around is likely be more than enough for most supporters.

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