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Instant Reactions - Fraserburgh v Rangers (31/1/18)

Instant Reactions - Fraserburgh v Rangers (31/1/18)

Following today's clash between Fraserburgh and Rangers, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Fraserburgh hosted Rangers at Bellslea Park for a 7.30pm kick off on Wednesday January 31 for the Scottish Cup fourth round tie, with Rangers seeing off their opponents in a three nil win.

A Josh Windass penalty in the 15th minute got them underway before the player went on to complete a hattrick with further goals in minutes 55 and 67.

Teams:

Fraserburgh:

Tait, Dickson, Hay, Cowie, Cowie, Christie (Campbell 68), Davidson, Young, Beagrie, West (Rae 69), Harris (Johnston 83).

Substitutes:

Buchan, Combe, Buchan, Flinn.

Rangers:

Alnwick, Hodson, Bates, Cardoso, John, Holt, Kranjcar, Halliday, Candeias (Murphy 78), Windass (Herrera 71), Cummings (Dodoo 71).

Substitutes:

Morelos, Goss, Kelly, Wilson.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Greg Aitken blew the final whistle, Fraserburgh manager Mark Cowan explained.

'The effort over the piece was incredible. I've played in that type of game where you're up against top, top opposition. We're playing one of the top sides in the country and it's going to be difficult. Okay, it was 3-0 but there weren't too many clear-cut chances. The Fraserburgh fans are great and they turn out in their numbers to support us week in, week out. It's a day for them and a day for the players.'

Rangers manager Graeme Murty in his comparative interview explained.

'The conditions played a part, but it was a clean sheet, a win, three goals and we're pleased to be through. There was definitely an improvement in the second half. I was a little bit frustrated [at half-time], we were opening spaces up then turning back. You can't keep on doing that. We looked a threat, but played 70% of the game from 50 yards out. We didn't penetrate. I have to be calm in how I look at it. The pitch was hard, the game won't be like that in the Premier League. The most important thing was that we got through and nobody is injured. It was three good goals but I spent 20 minutes telling him to run forward, so that he engaged the back line. He's good on one v ones and we wanted him to do that more often than drop deep. When he gets the ball, he can accelerate the game, so we want him to do that more. Three goals, he's quite happy in the changing room.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday February 1 2018
Time: 6:00AM

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