By Daniel Feliciano

30th Apr, 2023 | 7:40pm

Official Rangers partner makes 'End of the road' claim after 1-0 loss v Celtic in Scottish Cup semi-final

Several Rangers players have reached the “end of the road” at Ibrox after their 1-0 loss to Celtic confirmed the season to be over in April.

Jota’s first-half header was the difference at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday (30 April), meaning Michael Beale is still yet to taste victory over his Old Firm rivals in four attempts.

But despite being the better team over the course of the 90 minutes, Heart and Hand podcast reacted to the loss on their personal Twitter account (30 April) after the game and admitted that they felt a lot of the players don’t have a future at the club anymore.

“Blew it,” they wrote. “Better team but no quality in [the] last third and a criminal goal to give away.

“End of the road for a lot of those players today.”


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The best thing that could happen for this Rangers side at the moment is for the season to end so decisions can be made once and for all.

As it stands Beale is picking the same players despite knowing that some don’t feature in his plans for the new season because he has no choice but to.

But once the season comes to an end he can put all of his focus into the rebuild that is needed and wave goodbye to those who aren’t wanted or don’t want to be here.

For now we have the post-split fixtures to play, and Beale should use it as an opportunity to give players like Rabbi Matondo, Alex Lowry and Ridvan Yilmaz a run in the team ahead of players who won’t be here.

Next season essentially starts now, which means some players don’t need to pull the shirt on ever again.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton mocked Michael Beale after the 1-0 loss to Celtic.