James McFadden wowed by Rangers defence in 4-0 win v Aberdeen
James McFadden waxed lyrical about the Rangers defence as they beat Aberdeen 4-0 to go unbeaten in the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership campaign.
Steven Gerrard’s side headed into Saturday’s clash at Ibrox knowing just a draw would secure their Invincibles tag.
But the Gers weren’t prepared to hold out for a draw as they blitzed the Dons with an early own-goal from Joe Lewis starting off proceedings before Kemar Roofe scored a double, while Jermain Defoe stepped off the bench to hit a late fourth.
Speaking on Sky Sports live coverage, commentator Ian Crocker relayed a brilliant Gers defensive statistic.
“Rangers seeking a 26th clean sheet of the season as well as they rack up records galore,” he said.
Former Scotland forward McFadden added: “Incredible Ian, four goals conceded at home all season, absolutely unbelievable.”
Well, where do we start with our defence?
We could begin with Allan McGregor’s superb marshalling from goal that earned him the SPFL Player of the Year award.
But we can’t forget captain James Tavernier and his superb leadership on the right hand side of the defence.
In the middle Connor Goldson has been an ever-present for the Light Blues this season, a simply sensational record that has seen him perform to a high standard despite the constant change of partners, with Filip Helander and Leon Balogun often lining up alongside him.
On the left Borna Barisic has continued to be a pillar of consistency, and his height has been a big help at the back post and from set pieces.
But it’s not just about the defence.
Our defensive record has been just as much down to the midfielders and attackers who have to press and defend from the front under Gerrard.
It’s been a team effort and everyone has played their part, even the squad members.
This has been a historic season for a number of reasons, and our defensive record has played a huge part in that.
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