By James Murray

28th Sep, 2023 | 8:10am

Sky Sports reporter shares 'encouraging' Rangers verdict after what they did v Livingston

Mark Benstead believes there were “encouraging signs” for Rangers in their performance against Livingston on Wednesday (27 September).

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Special on Wednesday (09:48pm), the reporter said there was “more about” the Gers as there was “good quality” on display from some individuals in the 4-0 victory in the Viaplay Cup.

He added that Michael Beale needed a performance after the Light Blues hadn’t previously been convincing and that it was what he got from his side at Ibrox.

“I think supporters will be encouraged by the scoreline, but also aspects of the showing this evening,” said Benstead. “Yes, they had won their games coming into tonight, but they hadn’t really been convincing.

“Tonight, there has been a little bit more about the performance, more zip in the first half and some good quality from individuals. Sima looked good, Roofe was good in the first half as well and, of course, Yilmaz got his goal and played well before going off injured. Encouraging signs for Michael Beale. He needed a good performance and he’s just about got one.” 

Keep building

This was a clear sign that Rangers are slowly moving in the right direction by recording a convincing victory in what was a big game for Beale.

Despite now winning four games on the bounce, a defeat would’ve been hard to come back from because lifting the Viaplay trophy should be seen as a must this season.

After the players were booed off against Motherwell at the weekend, the supporters were probably much happier with what they saw against Livingston.

It was also another clean sheet for the Gers – their fourth in a row – as the Light Blues boss looks to tighten things up at the back.

It’s an opportunity for them to keep going about their business and continue building as there are plenty more hurdles to overcome for the side over the next few weeks.

In other Rangers news, one star has shared an admission on social media about his injury.