By Mike Slater

23rd Sep, 2021 | 9:10am

Tam McManus blasts 'grim' part of Rangers display v Livingston

Tam McManus was left shocked at the first-half performance of Rangers against Livingston last night.

Steven Gerrard will know that something isn’t quite right at Ibrox at this moment in time, both in attack and defence.

McManus labelled the opening 45 minutes as “grim” but the Bears still managed to bounce back and progress to the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Despite numerous changes including the likes of Alfredo Morelos returning, there was yet more trouble in the final third.

Writing on his personal Twitter account during the game, McManus was clearly unimpressed with what was on show.

“Grim first-half performance that from Rangers,” he wrote.

Grim?

It wasn’t the best, but we think this is a slight over-exaggeration.

Chances were still being created and there was never a real threat of conceding against a poor Livingston side.

The main problem is not being able to put those away at this moment in time, but getting the wins no matter what will be more important.

Gerrard won’t exactly be pleased, but it looks as though grinding out these wins is ticking some boxes at least.

On paper, reaching the semi-finals of the cup and sitting top of the league would please anyone, but the fact we are all slightly unhappy just highlights how far the club has come.

There is a lot more to come, and that should serve as a big warning to the rest of Scotland between now and the end of the season.

In other Rangers news, ‘Needs to reboot’ – BBC pundit blasts one Rangers ace in the 2-0 win v Livingston