Glasgow Rangers defender George Edmundson has been described as “superb” and “colossal” for the Ibrox side as Steven Gerrard’s charges progressed in Europe last night.
Gerrard took his Rangers side to Portugal on Wednesday night to take on Braga in the second leg of their Europa League last 32 clash.
The Gers delivered a European night for the ages at Ibrox last week, coming back from two down to win 3-2 in the first leg, and as such, had to be fully focused not to let the tie slip.
Rangers did just that and Edmundson, who replaced Nikola Katic in the XI after his poor display against St Johnstone, was especially superb for Gerrard and co.
Admittedly, the 22-year-old did misplace a pass early on and looked a little nervous to begin with, but he put that behind him and made his presence felt with a composed, assured performance.
Rangers ended up running out 1-0 winners, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s goal, and at full time, former Ibrox man Neil McCann hailed Edmundson’s performance in particular.
“That should make us all very proud of our football here,” he told BBC Sport (19:02).
“George Edmundson was superb. I thought he was colossal at the back. The whole back four were good in terms of discipline.”
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard had a big decision to make regarding Katic and Edmundson – the former has been big for Rangers over the past 18 months but did make errors against St Johnstone.
Edmundson, meanwhile, had made just 11 appearances for Rangers prior to Wednesday night (Transfermarkt) – would he deliver if thrown in at the deep end?
Gerrard went for the latter and the decision was more than justified as Edmundson put in a superb display and continued Rangers’ European adventure.