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Red-faced Celtic fan travel agency over the wreckage of a plane in Seville

Conor Campbell offered charter flights costing £950 per person but supporters didn't arrive at the airport they thought they would. (Author: Gardener)

CelticConor Campbell offered charter flights costing £950 per person but supporters didn't arrive at the airport they thought they would. Thanks for subscribing!We have more newslettersShow me A travel agent that boasted about securing the last planes to Seville turned red in the face after football fans shared how they jetted into the wrong airport. The £950 return flights from Glasgow to Seville for the European Cup final were not quite what Celtic fan and travel boss Conor Campbell, 23, had promised. One of the flights had been transferred to Prestwick and both planes arrived at Jerez, 40 miles and an hour's drive away. One Rangers fan said: "It was a joke from start to finish." Another supporter, businessman Alex Coles, said: "After the game it was a mad rush to get out of the stadium and find a taxi. We just had to pay for that.” Supporter William Fletcher said, “Conor Campbell did not provide the service he advertised.” Others said they are considering legal action to seek reimbursement for the additional costs. Yesterday Campbell of Airdrie, who runs his own travel company called Conor Campbell Travel, issued a public apology and said he was let down by the charter company at the last minute. He promised to reimburse any traveler for any additional costs. Campbell, who previously spoke of being a Celtic fan organizing the trip for Rangers supporters, said: "We have secured two planes and received confirmation that these flights are going to Seville late on Sunday the 15th will. "We then, like other travel companies, were left in limbo as we waited for confirmed flight times to share with our customers." On Tuesday the 17th, less than 24 hours before our customers' flights departed, the charter company said , that our landing pads had been revoked and the only alternatives they could offer were Faro, Malaga or Jerez , the main reason for this was that we wanted to make sure all our customers could get to and from the airports safely, as there are very much activity was expected. “We only approved the airport change for Jerez after sourcing other transfers for our guests at a much higher cost. “We would not have agreed to the airport change had we known that we would not be able to arrange transfers for our guests. “Of the 289 passengers we sent to Seville, 12 did not fly home. So far we are aware of four in particular and have agreed to pay the cost of returning them.” The two private charter flights had been marketed as direct flights from Glasgow to Seville and were due to land there at 11.20am on matchday. Angry fans also say there were no post-match transfers from Jerez to Sevilla either, save for a coach used by Campbell for 50 fans, which cost just £75 a head. Those unable to pay or get a seat said they had been forced to share taxis back to Jerez at a cost of more than £300 a cab. Campbell said the £75 bus transfer was only offered as a last resort and was the cheapest he could find. "We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of personal service at all times." Don't miss the latest news from across Scotland and beyond - Sign up for our daily newsletter here.

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5 talking points as Rangers break hearts and Scott Wright seals Scottish Cup victory

The Hampden showpiece went into overtime but Jack and Scott Wright scored brilliant goals to win it for Gio van Bronckhorst. (Author: Gardener)

Scott WrightHyper-spirited Rangers buried their pain in Spain and ended a 13-year wait to win the Scottish Cup with an extra-time win over Hearts at Hampden. After a first goalless final since 1990, Ryan Jack and Scott Wright scored in extra time to ensure the Ibrox side did not end a lung-wrecking campaign empty-handed. It was a drop from the Seville pan and into the fire of a Hampden final. Allan McGregor even came on from the bench with two minutes left, a clearer signal than ever that the veteran goalkeeper is nearing the end of a stellar career. John Souttar faced his first Hearts start in two months - but also his last before joining Ibrox in the summer. But it was Rangers - who made five changes to their lineup in the Europa League final - who went with the silverware. Hearts opened brightly, as was to be expected after the Rangers Euro effort. Ellis Simms was the target as they attempted to use his muscles and get Liam Boyce to feed on his knockdowns. But it was Everton loanee Simms himself who should have opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Nathaniel Atkinson played down the right side of the box in Boyce and his low ball at the back post was just too wide in front of Simms, who could only beat the Base could knock the post and wide. At the other end, a long diagonal from Connor Goldson caught Alex Cochrane and Amad Diallo's excellent first touch that deserved more, but his return was obliterated. Scott Arfield had blocked a try as Rangers upped the pace and Hearts were forced to desperately defend their box for a period. Craig Halkett had heart in his mouth with an overzealous back pass that Craig Gordon had to control with his HEAD. Hearts were half erased only for Arfield to easily save a shot from the goalkeeper. With Simms and Boyce being well matched, Hearts are never out of a game and when the former pulled Leon Balogun out of position, Barrie McKay slammed the ball in for Boyce but the Northern Irishman's shot was blocked. But the Ibrox squad had taken control, trying to get in behind the Hearts' broad men at every opportunity. Steven Davis released Joe Aribo on the left after 34 minutes and only a well-timed block from Souttar prevented the Nigerian from entering the box. Calvin Bassey then stepped forward to cross for Aribo, but his header flashed wide of the far post. Bassey, fresh off a Seville powerhouse and back at left-back, was in full flight less than three days later and another teasing cross should have been buried by Diallo but the Manchester United loanee headed over when he had the net should bulge. Diallo may not have had as many minutes as he would have liked since going on loan in January but he saw plenty of ball here and a wonderful lofted pass via Atkinson freed Ryan Kent after 57 minutes but Gordon was wise to seek him out to smother the winger's feet. It was Diallo's last action as he was replaced by Scott Wright on the hour. The game was on the razor's edge, but it was Rangers who created all the openings. Bassey, otherwise, sliced ​​inside and worked the ball to his right foot for a good save from Gordon after 71 minutes. Hearts were still without a shot on goal and their case was not helped when top scorer Boyce went off after 75 minutes. The striker had survived just 12 minutes of the dress rehearsal a week earlier and looked unfit. There were no such worries for Souttar despite his lack of playing time. The defender flew into everything and another Braveheart block stopped a sizzling John Lundstram Drive with five minutes remaining. But there was a major moment of controversy in the first minute of added time when Wright slipped into Aribo, whose shirt was pulled by Atkinson, before his shot was brilliantly turned around the post by Gordon's boot. Wright then hit the bar with a header from a Tavernier free-kick. But it should be an extension. Another Bassey cross was headed over the goal by Aribo from six yards out, while the Jambos' goal continued to live an enchanting life. But the resistance was finally broken after 93 minutes when sub Ryan Jack took the roof off the Rangers end. Tavernier's corner was headed clear by Craig Halkett but Jack controlled it 20 yards away and sent a wild drive past Gordon before the keeper could even blink. The game was over two minutes later when Scott Wright doubled the lead. Hearts were caught at the break and Ryan Kent charged forward before slipping into the overlapping Wright, which drilled Gordon deep. Sub Fashion Sakala made another fine save from Gordon as he broke in the second period of overtime. The final roar was for Allan McGregor as he seemingly made his final bow off the bench. Again no recognized striker, no Aaron Ramsey but no problem for Rangers as they have ensured a lung-crushing season at home and abroad does not end empty-handed. For the fourth time in 11 games, Gio van Bronckhorst's side went into extra time, but few can argue that they didn't deserve the victory. But after withstanding early pressure from the Hearts, the Ibrox side gained midfield and found space behind the Hearts' wide men. In truth, they should have decided the game in regulation time with Aribo, twice, and Diallo missing golden-rimmed chances from superb Calvin Bassey deliveries. They also had a strong penalty call which was denied in stoppage time when Aribo was withdrawn. It's been a busy season for the Ibrox team. But they rebounded, spurred on by the superb Calvin Bassey and skipper James Tavenier, who wrote Hearts back. It was a long time before Rangers recorded their 34th win in this competition. But after beating Celtic and Hearts at Hampden they are worthy winners. It remains a good season after finishing a comfortable third place in their first season back in the top flight. But that was their only real shot on target and with the Jambos not scoring for the entire 120 minutes they can hardly complain about the result. They defended tenaciously, led by the inspirational John Souttar. What a discovery the tall forward has been for Hearts and no wonder Robbie Neilson is desperate to get him back from Everton next season, he will be a huge presence to replace. Barely lost a header when Hearts went straight and the Jambos are set to kick themselves, they never produced more deliveries to the killer's box. Calvin Bassey returned at left-back in place of the injured Borna Barisic and you would never have guessed the 22-year-old had played 120 minutes in the sweltering Seville heat less than 72 hours earlier. Pace, power and a Rolls-Royce engine, the youngster had Rangers fans on their feet with a triple dragback that sent the Jambos into a spin early in the second half. John Souttar brought both groups of fans together when his name was read out over the Tannoy before the game. Neilson showed a lot of confidence in the 25-year-old, who is tied to Ibrox in the coming weeks and who has not started in over two months due to injury. Dominated his box with a presence and a perfectly timed block, Joe Aribo thwarted in the first half. Looked back when the opportunity arose and strolled through the 120 minutes. Positioning has been perfect all afternoon and if he can remain injury free the Scottish defender looks like a bargain for Rangers. But is it the end of the road for Allan McGregor, Steven Davis and Connor Goldson? He was handed a one-minute cameo as a clear signal that he's going to hang up the gloves for good. Davis got a start in the middle of the park and helped Gers win the fight while setting the pace. Goldson was his usual dominant self at the heart of defense. But with all three out of contract in the coming weeks and with no sign of any deals being offered or, in Goldson's case, having agreed, it looks like their days at Ibrox are over.

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Leon Balogun wants a new Rangers contract as he admits he's 'in love' with Ibrox

Balogun says he wants to stay at Ibrox after winning the Scottish Cup at Hampden on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

IbroxLeon Balogun woke up on the morning of the Scottish Cup final feeling like it didn't really matter after the Sevilla heartbreak followed by the sadness of saying goodbye to Jimmy Bell. But when the final whistle blew in Hampden, the Rangers defender realized that actually winning the trophy meant everything. But it was symbolic of everything the Ibrox club has had to go through this season and beyond. Balogun channeled a bit of Bill Struth in the guts of Hampden yesterday afternoon, paraphrasing the old line that you come out stronger because of the trials you endured. The centre-back said: "I'm still a bit tense ahead of games, even at my age. But today I felt a bit numb. "A lot has happened and we also said goodbye to Jimmy Bell yesterday. “I think it helps me understand the club a little bit better because the club has been through a lot. “It's great to end the season on a high after two shots. “It's amazing to turn the flat feeling of the last few days so high. It may sound a bit strange, but I think everyone felt that today doesn't matter. “Of course it matters, but that's how much we wanted in the European final. "To play with legends like Steven Davis and Allan McGregor you look them in the face and see what it means for this club to finish with a trophy." Balogun believes Rangers have finally gotten what their effort deserved . There was agony in the Europa League final, but this time there was joy after another 120 minutes of work. He said: "I think we deserve it. That was the main thing we said to each other. “In the last few weeks we have had to accept a lot of open setbacks with the championship and the Europa League final. "I think we could feel that a little bit, but. We had to shake that off in the first half, but we did a great job in the second half and then in extra time. "It's not easy. Most of the guys played 120 minus, so a huge compliment to the guys. We deserved it and it was important to end the season on a high." Balogun is one of several Rangers players without Contract but the tall defender has his colors nailed to the mast.He would love to be part of the next leg of the Gio van Bronckhorst era at Ibrox because the club's mentality suits his.Balogun said: "Everyone who sees me at the club watched know I fell in love with this club." What I said about getting knocked down and getting back up - that's something I've had in my career. "I've had a lot of lows in my career. "So fitting Rangers and I go well together Balogun is confident this is just the beginning under Van Bronckhorst The Premier League was just out of reach but the run to Sevilla was spectacular and the Scottish Cup campaign Finishing on the sideboard was a fitting reward and a promise of things to come. The manager will have the opportunity to put his own stamp on the club and potential signings will be lining up to get to a place where dreams can be realized. Balogun said, "Absolutely. Getting into the European final will also help. There are many great things about Rangers. “If you look at the season, it wasn't easy. "It's not easy, but we showed that we have great resilience and can play great football. "I can only speak for myself but it will help the manager to have a full pre-season. "I'm really excited for what's to come as we've made huge strides forward over the past few months."

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Rangers end tough week with Scottish Cup win after extra time win over Hearts

Rangers end tough week with Scottish Cup win after beating Hearts in extra time - Rangers 2-0 Hearts (after extra time): Ryan Jack broke the deadlock after 94 minutes before his substitute Scott Wright fired in a second (Author: Gardener)

Scottish CupRangers ended a turbulent week with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Hearts in the Scottish Cup final after extra time at Hampden Park. The Light Blues were shaken by the 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat in the Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night and went into extra time again late in regular time thanks to Craig Gordon's save with his foot against Joe Aribo. The Ibrox side dug deep again, however, and the Gorgie captain failed to parry a thunderbolt from Ryan Jack after 94 minutes before substitute Scott Wright fired a second later - three minutes later - to send the trophy back to Ibrox for the first time bring since 2009. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst lifted the trophy in 2000 while playing with Rangers and won his first trophy as Ibrox manager after replacing Steven Gerrard last November and it was well deserved. Manchester United winger on loan Amad Diallo made a surprise start, goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin continued his winning streak of playing in every Scottish Cup game this season, while Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Leon Balogun also returned. Jambos defender Craig Halkett and Ibrox-bound John Souttar both returned to the Hearts defense after ankle injuries - they came off the bench in last week's Premiership defeat to the same opponents, while attacker Liam Boyce was recovering from a groin strain. Referee Willie Collum's whistle punctuated the opening minutes and - amid a string of fouls - Hearts midfielder Peter Haring received a caution for challenging defender Calvin Bassey. In the 10th minute, Gorgie's loanee forward Ellis Simms slipped in to smash a Boyce cross into the outside of McLaughlin's post and behind. Arfield's shot from 16 yards off a Davis pass was saved by Gordon before winger Kent twisted a shot wide. In the 37th minute, Aribo's near-post header from a Bassey cross just didn't have enough contact to bother Gordon. For his part, Diallo hit too many moments later on Bassey's cross and the ball flew over the bar, leaving the first half goalless. In the 57th minute, Gordon rushed from his goal to thwart Kent, who had been clinging to a long ball from Diallo who was soon booked for a foul on Boyce before being replaced by Wright. Jack and Glen Kamara replaced Davis and Arfield with Hearts' Josh Ginnelly for Barrie Mackay - Andy Halliday had previously replaced Boyce. Balogun headed a James Tavernier corner just over the goal after 83 minutes as Rangers finished strongly and Gordon's instinctive save with his foot from Aribo's shot saved the game in the closing seconds before Wright hit the bar with a header from a Tavernier free-kick . Aribo headed a Bassey cross early in overtime, but Jack's 22-yard shot after Halkett cleared a corner gave Gordon no chance as the ball flew past him and went off the bar. Then, in a quick Gers break three minutes later, Wright took a well-weighted pass from Kent on the break and drilled a shot deep past Gordon to once again spark wild scenes of joy in the blue half of the stadium. Gordon made a save from Rangers substitute Fashion Sakala in the second extra period of overtime before number one goalkeeper Allan McGregor, 40, took over from McLaughlin in the dying seconds, presumably for a bye appearance. Gordon had time to make more saves against Kent and Kamara before the trophy was adorned with blue, white and red ribbons for the first time in 13 years.

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Ryan Jack and Scott Wright fire Gers to victory in overtime in the Scottish Cup final

Rangers 2-0 Hearts: Ryan Jack and Scott Wright fire Gers to extra-time win in Scottish Cup final – (Author: Gardener)

Ryan JackRangers put their European disappointment behind them as they battled to a 2-0 overtime win over Hearts to lift the Scottish Cup. Devastated after the 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat in the Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night, the Gers went into extra time again late in regular time thanks to Craig Gordon's save with his foot against Joe Aribo late in regulation time at Hampden Park . However, Rangers dug deep again and the Hearts goalkeeper failed to parry a thunderbolt from Ryan Jack after 94 minutes before substitute Scott Wright fired in a second later three minutes later to return the trophy to Ibrox for the first time since 2009 bring. Referee Willie Collum's whistle punctuated the opening minutes and - amid a string of fouls - Hearts midfielder Peter Haring received a caution for challenging defender Calvin Bassey. In the tenth minute, Hearts forward on loan Ellis Simms slipped in to slam a Boyce cross against the outside of McLaughlin's post and behind. Rangers grew in and Arfield's shot was saved by Gordon before winger Kent circled a shot wide before Aribo's header near the post from a Bassey cross just didn't have enough contact to disrupt the keeper. For his part, Diallo hit too many moments later on Bassey's cross and the ball flew over the bar, leaving the first half goalless. In the 57th minute, Gordon rushed from his goal to thwart Kent, who had been clinging to a long ball from Diallo who was soon booked for a foul on Boyce before being replaced by Wright. Balogun headed a corner from James Tavernier just wide as Rangers finished strong and Gordon's instinctive save with his foot off Aribo's drive in the closing seconds was the game before Wright hit the bar with a header from a Tavernier free-kick. Aribo headed a Bassey cross early in extra time but Jack's strike from outside the box after Halkett cleared a corner gave Gordon no chance as the ball flew past him and went off the bar. Then, in a quick Gers break three minutes later, Wright took a well-weighted pass from Kent on the break and drilled a shot deep past Gordon to once again spark wild scenes of joy in the blue half of the stadium. Gordon made a save from Rangers substitute Fashion Sakala in the second extra period of overtime before number one goalkeeper Allan McGregor, 40, took over from McLaughlin in the dying seconds, presumably for a bye appearance. Gordon had time to make more saves against Kent and Kamara before the trophy was adorned with blue, white and red ribbons for the first time in 13 years.

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Scottish Cup Final - Live Reaction!

Will Rangers overcome disappointment at their Europa League final defeat and win the Scottish Cup? Find out with Rob Smyth (Author: Gardener)

Scottish Cup Final - Live ReactionPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Will Rangers overcome disappointment at their Europa League final defeat and win the Scottish Cup? Veteran Allan McGregor gets a bit dim-eyed as he applauds Rangers fans on the lap of honor. The desperate Hearts players, led by Craig Gordon, join their formidable manager Robbie Neilson to collect their medals. There are some boos from anyone for anything before James Tavernier leads his buddies upstairs, Ally McCoist shakes hands on his way to meeting Rangers legend John Greig, hustling all his teammates and his manager onto the tight podium area and the trophy hoists! Greetings Rob. As a bit of Pyro lights up the Rangers ending like it's the modern way, and the Rangers players cavort in front of them. It's the first Scottish Cup since 2009, which is a real drought for Old Firm. The Hearts ends a bit emptier; They were on their feet at the end but they've made impressive progress this season and are well positioned to establish themselves as Scotland's third force. Rangers have won the Scottish Cup for the 34th time! It took a while, but they ended up being too good -- and too fit -- for Hearts. The game was decided early in extra time by two fine goals from substitutes Ryan Jack and Scott Wright. Hearts gave it their all and will wonder what would have happened if Ellis Simms had scored instead of hitting the post early, but in the end they were well beaten. The fact that their best players were Craig Gordon and John Souttar tells a story. I have to go to cover the Champions League final but Tom Davies will bring you the reaction from Hampden. 119 minutes: Rangers substitution Nice sentimentality from Giovanni van Bronckhorst: He brings the 40-year-old goalkeeper Allan McGregor into a Scottish Cup final for the first time. All Rangers substitutes are on their feet to applaud McGregor. 120 mins Kent and Kamara are both thwarted by Craig Gordon, the Hearts' (relatively) young keeper. 117 min Simms' volley from the edge of the penalty area deflects wide. 113 min This is a long 15 minutes of soul for the Hearts players, who have no choice but to drag their weary legs across the field, despite it being a futile exercise. 111' Wright charges into the field and then plays the ball back out to Sakala, whose low shot is cleverly saved by Gordon. Wright has been such a threat since coming on in the second half of regular time. 110 min Rangers pass the ball and enjoy that magical little window when you know something great is about to happen, but it hasn't been confirmed yet. 106 min Craig Halkett is booked for a foul on Sakala. Hearts look finished. They gave everything, were great in the first half, but at some point in the second half it became too much. 106 min The second overtime is running. Fashion Sakala has replaced Joe Aribo for Rangers and Aaron McEneff came on for Cammy Devlin in midfield for Hearts. Tavernier's corner from the left led to the edge of the D, where Jack skillfully controlled the ball and smashed an uphill drive past Gordon. I think Gordon was blind because it went right over his head. Rangers are on course to victory after two great goals from Ryan Jack and Scott Wright. I suppose with all the fatigue and injuries it's appropriate for the game to be decided by a couple of substitutes. 104 min I'll take what Calvin Bassey has. He's played four hours of football since Wednesday night and is still charging up and down the left flank like it's the first day of the season. So does Ryan Kent, who shoots into the field and shoots over the goal from 25 yards. Rangers are heading for their first Scottish Cup in 13 years! Scott Wright doubles the lead. Photo: Russell Cheyne/Reuters 103 mins "Matt Dony has nerves when he talks about penalties in the Scotland v Wales World Cup playoffs," said Simon McMahon. "The sickest handball you've ever seen played by Dave Jones at Anfield in 1977 and yet Wales fans are still screaming about it 45 years later..." 101 min Hearts know it's over, they always cling still stuck, they don't know where else they can go. Substitute Scott Wright made it 2-0 after a reckless counterattack by Rangers. He played it out to Wright, who took a touch and drove the ball unerringly into the far corner. Gordon didn't stand a chance. His first touch wasn't actually the best; but the second was spotless. Wright, who had a disappointing night in Seville, has played really well since coming on. Ryan Jack gave Rangers the lead! 95 min There's no doubt that Rangers deserve to be up front. 94 min "MORE overtime for Rangers?" sniffs John Cropp. "I can hear my dad now: 'GIE'S a BREAK Rangers!!!' On three for the Gers in the next five minutes so we can FINALLY start the celebration!" Will one do? 92 min: Rangers chance Another superb Bassey cross is headed over his head by the stretching Aribo, six yards away. It's another great chance - not quite as good as Diallo's in the first half but still very easy to convert. 92 min "Ble mae Ramsey?" says Matt Dony. “A big but small part of me is looking forward to a potential playoff game between Wales and Scotland at the World Cup, with Ramsey Panenka scoring the crucial penalty in a penalty shootout. If he doesn't come on, then come on Hearts!” 91 min Overtime is on. Rangers go into overtime for the second time in four days. 90+3 mins That was such a brilliant save from Gordon, although Rangers will rightly argue they should have been awarded a penalty. 90+3 min: Wright hits the bar! Tavernier's free-kick from the right is headed over the bar by Scott Wright! He did well to get in front of Kingsley and help him over the goal, but he couldn't get the ball to dip under the bar. 90+1 min: What a save from Gordon! Aribo received a pass in the half-corner in the box, ignored an obvious shirt pull from Atkinson - that could have been a penalty - and hit a low drive towards the far corner. Gordon, whose weight was slightly upside down, extended his left leg to deflect the ball just wide of the post. 90 min Three extra minutes. The Hearts players look absolutely shaken. 90 min Rangers break, Kent plays in the overlapping Bassey on the left side of the area. His cross is erased at the near post and I won't insult your intelligence by telling you which Hearts defender was responsible. 88 min Ginnelly gives the Hearts defense a breather by winning a corner and then leads the Hearts end before it is taken. 87 min Ryan Jack rolls past from a distance. 87 min The hearts are waiting for the extension. 85 min Wright returns the ball invitingly to Lundstram, whose crisp drive from 25 meters out is brilliantly blocked by Souttar. 84 min: Chance for Rangers! Tavernier swings the resulting corner to the near post, where Balogun gets the run to Souttar and flashes a header just over the bar. 83 mins Kent's cross is passed by the bouncing Souttar who had an extremely good game. 58 min: Nice save by Gordon! Diallo, right in his own half, angles an excellent pass over the top to find Kent in the area. His first touch is slightly heavy and that allows Gordon to choke his shot. 81 min: Double substitutions at Rangers Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack replace Steven Davis and Scott Arfield in midfield. 79 min Bassey beats Halliday with a Cruyff turn and is brought down in the eyes of everyone but Willie Collum. Bassey put on a sensational game. Gallery: Slideshow: We look back at the games and moments that shaped Celtic's 2021/22 title win (Read Sport) 77 min 'To avoid the 'heartbreak' of a penalty 'lottery' perhaps when the cup final after 120 minutes always equal The trophy should simply be 'retained', as was the case with the 1909 Scottish Cup,' says Simon McMahon. And we could replace 'neither team deserves to lose' with 'neither team deserves to win'." 76 mins: Hearts substitution Andy Halliday replaces Liam Boyce, who had a good game and is still recovering from the injury, which he contracted last weekend. 75 min: Good save from Gordon! Bassey takes matters into his own hands and almost gives the Rangers the lead. He leaps past McKay, slices into Souttar at the edge of the area and slides a right foot shot that is pushed away by Gordon and crashes deep to the left. 74 min Aribo flashes a dangerous ball over the six-yard box. A number of Hearts players have been doubtful for this game or are coming back from injury and that could be catching up to them. The Rangers were the much better team in the second half. 72 min Wright plays a good one-two with Aribo on the edge of the box, forcing Kingsley to come over and make an important interception. 71 min Boyce and Atkinson were a big threat down right in the last 5-10 minutes. Atkinson is fouled by Kent about 45 yards from goal. 67 min "What's the process for a full-time draw?" says Joe Pearson. Or is this cup different?” Yes. Yes to the second question, that is. 66 min Boyce flicks a deft back pass to Atkinson, who charges into the area from the right and runs a cross that is blocked by Davis. 65 min A rare heart attack, at least in the second half. Atkinson has room on the right and rolls in a nice cross that narrowly dodges Simms' bouncing at the near post. 63 mins: Rangers substitution Scott Wright replaces Amad Diallo, who did some good things but also missed Rangers' best chance. 63 min It's getting hot out there. Kent is unhappy after being penalized for a tackle on Boyce and the normally unremarkable van Bronckhorst is waving his hands on the touchline. 63 min "Does anyone else think these missed opportunities will now end in glorious failure for the Hearts?" says Paul Cowan. 61 min Diallo is late again, this time against McKay, and gets a final warning from Willie Collum. Either way Diallo starts: Scott Wright is getting ready. 60 min That was an excellent chance for Kent, although the ball wasn't the easiest to control on the run over the toe. 59 min Diallo is booked for a lunge at Boyce's. 56 mins We say that in about 100 per cent of club football competitions, but that first goal feels crucial today. 55 min "All these kumbayas are killing me," says Gerry Scott. 54 min Diallo's teasing cross is headed away superbly, if a bit desperately, by Souttar. It's all Rangers since halftime. 52 min Bassey smacks three players down the left, a run that includes a Zidane-style roulette before his cross is blocked. He was Rangers' best defender on Wednesday night; Today he was their best attacker. 48 min Rangers got off to a quick start to the second half, winning a couple of corners in the first three minutes. 47 min "When you said Simms hit the post," says John Lockhart, "I thought you meant with the ball, not with his own body." The ball hit the post too, didn't it? Hearts begin the second half. "So a Gers fan hopes they can make it, but it would be great for Hearts and Scottish football if the glory were spread a little." What about all this generosity of spirit today? "A big thank you to my brother-in-law Phil who traveled to Seville from London this week and will probably be back home in Glasgow for the week." While we make shoutouts big and small I can recommend a couple of books: The 50 Greatest Rangers Games by Martyn Ramsay and We Made Them Angry: Scotland at the 1982 World Cup by Tom Brogan. 44 min How good is Calvin Bassey? John Souttar thwarts an attack by Calvin Bassey. Photo: Steve Welsh/PA After a second of stoppage time, Willie Collum whistles at half-time. Both teams had excellent chances - Ellis Simms hit the post for Hearts, Amad Diallo headed over for Rangers from six yards. Ellis Simms just can't get enough of it on track and the post saves Rangers 😮 pic.twitter.com/M0XA5AtHql - Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 21, 2022 42 min: What a chance for Amad! Rangers should be in front. Calvin Bassey, who has another striker, circles a nice cross to the far post where Amad makes a good run into Cochrane but then heads over the goal from six yards. 40 min Tavernier, who committed a couple of fouls today, gets a final warning from Willie Collum after bringing down Cochrane. 40 min Hearts got a fright earlier when Liam Boyce started limping. 39 min "Speaking of nothing, I actually attended a derby in Edinburgh at Easter Road on my only trip to Scotland in 2012," says Joe Pearson. "Good atmosphere!" 38 min: Chance for Aribo! Kent plays an easy pass to Bassey overlapping on the left. He teases a really good cross towards Aribo, who comes ahead of Halkett but can only head over the goal on the stretch. 36 min "How is Amad?" says Hans Petter Hustveit. "As a United fan I had high hopes and it was yet another disappointment after a pretty bad season. "However, I've read that Rangers fans are saying he's developed positively over the course of the season and seems to have adjusted to the level of Scotland's topflight now - and he's also very, very young. Do you see the beginnings of an end product that Erik ten Hag could develop into real quality?” There's a lot to like about him and he plays at some cheeky mischief, but if I were to bet the farm I'd say he does won't make it at United. 34 mins Davis unleashes Aribo in the left inside channel, one on one with future teammate Souttar. He pushes the ball aside and drives a shot that Souttar blocks well. 33 min It was just the first 33 minutes. Rangers had more possession, but Hearts got the closest to goal when Ellis Simms hit the post. 32 min "Good morning from the colonies Sir Rob!" chirps James Thomas. Getting a taste of Scottish football here in the States is a rare treat indeed! Carry on, sir!” 31 min A snap of Simms hitting a Rangers defender. McKay then makes a dangerous run into Rangers territory before being dispossessed by Diallo. 31 min "Hi Rob, I'm watching from Dublin on holiday from Edinburgh," says Nora Casey. "Gosh, hearts!" 30 min Souttar marches forward authoritatively and passes the ball on to Simms. 29 min "Yup, follows from Canada too," says Fred Decker. “Keep an eye on Sunderland MBM and one on Rangers, the latter in honor of longtime Canada international Scott Arfield. I know he's born and raised Scotsman, but I don't make the rules of international football (just as well, really). 27 min. Now Kent shoots a few meters wide from the edge of the penalty area. Rangers have a decent spell. 26 min The first shot on goal comes from Rangers. Diallo teases Davis in the box with a low cross; he returns it to Arfield, whose first shot is aimed squarely at Gordon. 25 min "Monitoring from Sassari, Sardinia," says Robert B. "I'm a Hibs fan but I hope Hearts wins." I'm confident that this generosity will be shared by at least 0.001 percent of your fellow Hibs supporters. 23 min At the other end, Bassey's cross is miscontrolled on Aribo's rebound. With a better first touch he would have shot on target. It wasn't the easiest ball though. 22' McKay throws a dangerous ball towards Boyce on the edge of the box. However, he doesn't quite read the rebound and Rangers are able to clear. The Hearts front three of McKay, Boyce and Simms look lively. 10 min: Simms hits the post! A great opportunity for Hearts. Atkinson played a clever through ball to Boyce, whose mistimed shot almost became a perfect cross for Simms. Desperate, he slid towards the ball, but was only able to fend it off at the outer post from a short distance. That was a really good shot for Boyce, let alone Simms. Ellis Simms misses a big chance for the Jam Tarts. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images/Reuters Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images/Reuters 20 min "I'll follow you Rob," says Paul Byatt. Who doesn't have that?" 19 min It was a comfortable first 20 minutes. Hearts didn't bend the knee at all, so it's quite an open game. “Yes, I follow the Scottish Cup on the Guardian from the States. 15 min A long crossfield pass is controlled superbly in the air by Diallo. He comes off Cochrane and shoves a low cross that's booted away in the six-yard box. Moments later, a loose ball falls on Arfield just inside the area. 13 min We just saw a replay of this Simms chance. He went wrong footed, right footed, and that might have cost him a goal. 9 min Goldson plays an excellent long pass into Kingsley to find Tavernier on the right. He lofts a cross towards Aribo, but it's too deep. 8 min Bassey, playing at left-back today, wins the first corner of the game. Diallo's throw-in is cleared by Souttar, who joins Rangers in the summer. 6 min. That was a good start from Hearts. McKay, looking lively, can't quite control a pass at the edge of the field and that clears Balogun. 5 mins After a comfortable run from Boyce, Sims' shot is blocked by Bassey on the turn. This is the first goal attempt. 3 min An early yellow card for Peter Haring, who rolls over the ball and is then cut by Calvin Bassey. 1 min. A couple of fouls in the first 53 seconds, one on Lundstram and one from him. 1 min beep beep! 1 min beep beep! The rangers line up left to right as we watch. "I'm not surprised that GVB made several changes after Wednesday," says Simon McMahon. “Fatigue could definitely play a role, both emotionally and physically, especially as the game progresses. But at least Rangers don't have the second leg of the midweek Europa League final to play, do they? It's time for the 2022 Scottish Cup Final. 💜 @JamTarts' Barrie McKay on today's focus being simply on winning the trophy 🗣️ "You want to reach the final, but at the end of the day you want to win the final. " pic.twitter.com/9HvM8PTjD2— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 21, 2022 🔵 @RangersFC's Steven Davis talks about trying to put the midweek disappointment behind and get your hands on silverware today🗣️ "Before There's no hiding the disappointment of the other night, but we want to end the season on a high." pic.twitter.com/pY91qFrd7m— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 21, 2022 Giovanni van Bronckhorst has made five changes since the Europa League final. Jon McLaughlin, Leon Balogun, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Amad Diallo replace Allan McGregor, Borna Barisic, Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack and Scott Wright. 🆕 Today's #RangersFC team meets Hearts in the @ScottishCup final in Hampden.— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 21, 2022 Hearts had doubts about some players but Robbie Neilson can pick a very strong starting XI. There are three changes from last week's league loss to Rangers. John Souttar, Nathaniel Atkinson and Craig Halkett are returning in place of Michael Smith, Gary Mackay-Steven and Toby Sibbick. Crucially, Liam Boyce and Cammy Devlin are ready to go. It's a bit of a gamble on Robbie Neilson's part, but as every manager in the world seems to have been telling us for the last two weeks, this is the time for risks. 🏆 Your Hearts side take on Rangers in today's @ScottishCup final... - Heart of Midlothian FC (@JamTarts) May 21, 2022 "Gio van Bronckhorst's favorite goal?" asks (and answers) Phil Podolsky. He was one of Barcelona's big team goals on the business end, a move that epitomizes 'probing', having also initiated it with a throw-in Xavi, Ronaldinho, Deco, Henrik Larsson, Carles Puyol, van Bronckhorst and Samuel Eto'o included. See also: 'If they win they'll be legends': Big Stakes for Hearts in Scottish Cup Final Hello and welcome to the live broadcast of the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hearts in Hampden. Hearts fans don't particularly fondly remember 1986, when they lost the league on the final day and showed up for the subsequent cup final physically but not mentally. While Hearts fans will never really get over this lost double, the heartbreaking circumstances today could give them extra hope. It's been around 63 hours since Rangers lost the Europa League final on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties. If Rangers are not at their helm today, Hearts, who are easily the best of the rest in Scotland this season, will walk away with glory. Hearts have won this competition more recently than Rangers. They defeated Hibs 5-1 in the 2012 final, three years after Rangers beat Falkirk 1-0. Rangers went into administration and had to start over; Hearts have been relegated twice, most recently in controversial circumstances in 2020. While Rangers raged in the Premiership last season, Hearts did likewise in the Championship, although they were also humiliated by Brora Rangers in the Scottish Cup. They finished third in this season's Premiership, 13 points ahead of Dundee United in fourth place, and now their young manager Robbie Neilson is hoping to join a small group who have won the Scottish Cup with the same club as player and manager. One thing Neilson's Hearts have yet to do is get their hands on Rangers properly. They have picked up just one point in four league games this season and were beaten 3-1 by Rangers Reserves in Tynecastle last weekend. Today would be the perfect time to hit the upside.

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Gio van Bronckhorst reveals Rangers' 'disagreement' with Willie Collum over Joe Aribo's penalty call

Van Bronckhorst admitted he disagreed with Whistler Collum on some of the big decisions. (Author: Gardener)

Gio van BronckhorstGio van Bronckhorst lifted his first trophy as Rangers boss after their Scottish Cup win - and then vowed to get his hands on more silverware next season. The Ibrox gaffer watched his side beat Hearts 2-0 after extra time at Hampden to end the season on a high. Van Bronckhorst's men recovered from their Europa League final defeat in Seville by beating the Jambos thanks to goals from substitutes Ryan Jack and Scott Wright. The Dutchman was delighted with the win and says it made him want more. It's always good to win prizes. "For the players today, it's a reward for all the hard work over the months. "I'm happy with the performance. In overtime we looked strong again and we could feel the game going our way. "I'm really proud to end the season with a trophy which is really positive." "Now we will rest and then start again in 5 weeks to win more prizes. “It was a demanding week. We had difficult preparations for the Europa League final. "But I've told the players it's a chance to win something." They did that today and their hard work was rewarded with a trophy." The Scottish Cup win could be the final hooray for club legends Allan McGregor and Steven Davis his. McGregor came off the bench at the last minute to replace Jon McLaughlin in what looked like an emotional swan song. Van Bronckhorst refused to reveal whether it will be the keeper's last game for Gers, saying he will deal with sat down with the 40-year-old this summer for talks about his future.With McGregor and Davis likely to move on, the Gers manager admitted there will be changes ahead of next season.He said: "It was a nice sign from Jon , he told me when the result was in for us that he was giving up his seat for Allan."We'll sit down with him and see what his future holds. I'm happy for Allan that he's ei won a trophy. I'm not sure if players will sign new ones without a contract." Players have the chance to move another challenge, but they always want stability for their future. "Hopefully in the next few weeks we'll know if we can extend or look for other players." With Allan - it's for the club. It's not often that players are 40 years old. “The talks will continue after the end of the season. Rangers needed their entire squad to finally fend off Robbie Neilson's side and Van Bronckhorst praised the resilience of his players as they played their 65th game of the season. The defender has already been linked with Premier League clubs but his gaffer says he wants to develop him further at Ibrox. Van Bronckhorst said: "We have character in this team. "Ending the week with a trophy is very positive. "We've had two games a week since I came here, it's been very tiring for the players, me and them Staff." We need a break now but it's nice to win silver. That's what it's about. "I'm a big fan of Calvin, his first game in this stadium was when I saw him lost to Hibs. It's a pleasure to work with him and to work with him in the future to make him stronger." "His development this season has been tremendous, especially with Europe. Today he was impressive again. He had a great end of the season." The Rangers might have won the final in 90 minutes if it weren't for Hearts' keeper Craig Gordon. Referee Willie Collum also denied them what appeared to be a clear penalty when Joe Aribo was dragged into the box by Nat Atkinson. But Van Bronckhorst was fair He was delighted himself to get over the line and said: "There were a few moments where I disagreed with the referee, but you don't have to agree with all the decisions. "It's difficult for them, it's a final with a lot of pressure. "I saw him (Atkinson) pull the jersey and that's why he (Aribo) couldn't get a clean shot on goal. "But I'm just happy with the win."

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Rangers dig deep to win Scottish Cup after back-to-back ordeal in extra time

Ryan Jack and Scott Wright come off the bench to win a first trophy for Giovanni van Bronckhorst against Hearts at Hampden Park (Author: Gardener)

Scottish CupRangers win the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2009. Rangers staggered out of a crushing penalty shoot-out loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final, a more than two-hour ordeal in sweltering heat, and less than 72 hours later were dragged off a stubborn Hearts side in an extra 30 minutes of the Scottish cup finals. They were offered ample evidence that the gods of football were playing with what was left of their hopes of taking something from a tumultuous season - a Scott Wright header falling off the crossbar and a blatant move by Joe Aribos jersey in the final seconds of normal time when the Nigerian came on target in the Hearts box. But Giovanni van Bronckhorst's players dug deep into their reserves of confidence to score twice in the space of four minutes of extra time to secure the trophy for the first time since 2009 and assuage the deep disappointment they felt midweek was added. Adding to the sense that an otherwise inevitable fate was overthrown through character - and the wise judgment of their manager - the goals that allowed Rangers to lift the Scottish Cup for the 34th time were scored by Ryan Jack and Wright , both of which had been pulled off the bench to help lighten the load on struggling limbs. The pattern was relatively predictable, however, with Hearts retreating into a back five under pressure but also attempting to break in much the same way as Frankfurt, an ability they demonstrated 10 minutes into the contest when Liam Boyce got behind Rangers' defence was brought in and slid a pass over the six-yard box in front of Ellis Simms, whose touch pushed the ball off the base of the post. Walking off the field at half-time, Rangers were right to regret Amad Diallo's inability to convert a battered cross from Calvin Bassey just before the break which the teenager on loan headed over the bar when a more controlled touch would have confused Craig Gordon in the Hearts Gate. The second half produced the man of the match in Bassey. The Rangers full-back, who failed to impress many Ibrox fans in his early days at the club, put on a virtuoso performance that included three consecutive drag-backs at one point and most likely a Strictly Come Dancing invite as well. But as time went on, there was also a growing sense that this could prove to be an exercise in perversity, particularly when Hearts substitute Andy Halliday flattened Bassey, prompting Willie Collum - an official who has been a source of controversy lately - to do so , to take a long look before waving on, to the roar of indignation from the Rangers support. The approach and confirmation of overtime looked ominous for Rangers and offered support to a Hearts side that had shown little threat in the final quarter of the game. He had replaced Steven Davis with Jack and the move was repaid when the Hearts defense failed to adequately clear a corner kick and Jack drifted the ball past Gordon from beyond the edge of the box. With Hearts still staggering, Rangers delivered the coup de grace with a counter-attack when Ryan Kent let go of Scott Wright – who had come on for Diallo – to deflect a precise low shot into the far corner of the net. With graceful finesse, Van Bronckhorst replaced McLaughlin with Allan McGregor, who had won two national cup winners' medals as an unused substitute in his first tenure with Rangers. The 40-year-old has now won another medal, this time as a playing member of the winning team, despite – pubquiz fans beware – not touching the ball during his time on the field. For Van Bronckhorst and his satisfied players, it was the final surprise in a tumultuous, memorable season.

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Prudent Rangers conserve energy, then hit Hearts with Power Surge

The floodlights burned at kick-off as Rangers showed they still had energy to burn with a deserved win over Hearts in the final of the 137th Scottish Cup. (Author: Gardener)

RangersThe floodlights burned at kick-off as Rangers showed they still had energy to burn with a deserved win over Hearts in the final of the 137th Scottish Cup. © Rangers' James Tavernier (centre) with the trophy after the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park,... But Giovanni van Bronckhorst carefully guided the game and his players, even when extra time presented another challenge, and sat down with 2 :0 through . A sudden surge of energy in the first period of overtime saw substitutes Ryan Jack and Scott Wright score twice in the space of four minutes. Rangers fans might not have been denied water in the stands on a sweltering midweek night in Seville, but they quenched their thirst here as they stayed behind to pay tribute to their weary heroes. It was the Ibrox club's first Scottish Cup success since defeating Falkirk in 2009 - the longest gap since the hoodoo years 1903-1928 end park. In between was a heartbreaking and exhausting defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final in southern Spain. Somehow the players still had the energy to follow skipper James Tavernier up the Hampden steps after another dose of overtime. The goalkeeper has been handed the final few minutes as he is expected to announce his retirement. Rangers had built up a strong enough lead on Van Bronckhorst to consider such a ceremonial gesture. To much applause from Rangers fans, McGregor replaced Jon McLaughlin and took his position before the end of Hearts, where the rows of empty seats told their own story. Van Bronckhorst opted against giving Aaron Ramsey a chance to earn redemption, or at least say goodbye to fans. The Juventus midfielder on loan stayed on the bench the entire time and even turned down an opportunity to lift the trophy when he was passed past the line of Rangers players. His concerns about the reception after his penalty pain in Seville seemed misplaced. Ramsey received a warm welcome from the fans as he went to warm up for the first time after 35 minutes and in return apologized with a gesture of apology. It came as a surprise that Van Bronckhorst refused to approach the Welshman as Rangers struggled for a breakthrough against a Hearts side whose second-half relegation suggested they had played a European final three days earlier. Van Bronckhorst might have seen the tide turning in his favor even without Ramsey. Wright proved a menace after coming on for Amad Diallo midway through the second half. Jack replaced Steven Davis after 80 minutes in a double substitution that also included Glen Kamara for Scott Arfield. The Rangers tightened their grip on midfield. © Ryan Jack scores his side's second goal during the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Wright saw a header go off the bar in the closing moments of regulation time. Just before that, 39-year-old goalkeeper Craig Gordon touched a shot by Joe Aribo with one of his long legs off the post. The Rangers forward had his shot gone despite Nathaniel Atkinson having a handful of his shirt but referee Willie Collum was content to just award a corner. Rangers had hoped to avoid an overtime but Hearts who were the ones who seemed unnerved. The former limped away injured with 15 minutes remaining, while the latter was substituted five minutes later after failing to make any impact. It was another case for the Tynecastle side, who have lost three Scottish Cup finals since 2019. Aware of Rangers' efforts in Seville, they had a game plan to start up front. It almost paid off in the tenth minute when Ellis Simms Tavernier smashed the far post to Boyce's cross but hit the outside of the post from just yards out. The most worrying moment for Gordon came when he had to deal with an overhit back pass from Craig Halkett and did it with his head. © Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst gestures during the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Gla.. The veteran goalkeeper found more work from opponents in the second half as Hearts took control of midfield and man of the match Calvin fully lost Bassey was allowed to roam forward at will from left-back. The 22-year-old was rampant at times and delivered a number of dangerous crosses that deserved better finishes. At one point he took matters into his own hands, sneaking past John Souttar before testing Gordon, who made a brilliant save to his left. It was the only time someone who was great defeated Souttar. The defender was playing his final game for Hearts before joining Rangers this summer and the notion that he could struggle with that final awkward assignment has been revealed as ridiculous. Jack took a touch before cracking a shot off the bar after Craig Halkett's header fell at his feet. Four minutes later, the Rangers drew on their endurance reserves one last time. Wright found a burst of speed and snagged Ryan Kent's through ball before drilling past Gordon into the corner.

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Leon Balogun insists he wants a new Rangers contract

Balogun says he wants to stay at Ibrox after winning the Scottish Cup at Hampden on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

Leon BalogunLeon Balogun wants new Rangers contract as he admits he's 'in love' with Ibrox Balogun says he wants to stay with Ibrox after winning the Scottish Cup in Hampden on Saturday. Get the latest Rangers news from Record Sport with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong, please try again later Goodbye Jimmy Bell. But when the final whistle blew in Hampden, the Rangers defender realized that actually winning the trophy meant everything. But it was symbolic of everything the Ibrox club has had to go through this season and beyond. Balogun channeled a bit of Bill Struth in the guts of Hampden yesterday afternoon, paraphrasing the old line that you come out stronger because of the trials you endured. The centre-back said: "I'm still a bit tense ahead of games, even at my age. "A lot has happened and we also said goodbye to Jimmy Bell yesterday. “I think it helps me understand the club a little bit better because the club has been through a lot. "I don't want to say it's typical, but it's like you get knocked down hard, but you get back up. “It's great to end the season on a high after two shots. “It's amazing to turn the flat feeling of the last few days so high. It may sound a bit strange, but I think everyone felt that today doesn't matter. “Of course it matters, but that's how much we wanted in the European final. "To play with legends like Steven Davis and Allan McGregor you look them in the face and see what it means for this club to finish with a trophy." Balogun believes Rangers have finally gotten what their effort deserved . There was agony in the Europa League final, but this time there was joy after another 120 minutes of work. He said: "I think we deserve it. That was the main thing we said to each other. “In the last few weeks we have had to accept a lot of open setbacks with the championship and the Europa League final. "I think we could feel that a little bit, but. "It's not easy. Most of the guys played 120 minus, so a huge compliment to the guys. We deserved it and it was important to end the season on a high." Balogun is one of several Rangers players without Contract but the tall defender has his colors nailed to the mast.He would love to be part of the next leg of the Gio van Bronckhorst era at Ibrox because the club's mentality suits his.Balogun said: "Everyone who sees me at the club watching knows I've fallen in love with this club."What I said about getting knocked down and getting back up - that's something I've had in my career. Sign up for our Record Rangers newsletter. Receive Get the latest Rangers news straight to your inbox every day by signing up for our newsletter. The newsletter comes out every day at 12pm and gives you a round-up of the best stories we have treated in the last 24 hours. And if you're not already, join the conversation on our Rangers Facebook group and Record Sport Instagram. "I've had a lot of lows in my career. “That's why Rangers and I are a good match. I hope they know that and I hope to announce something soon.” Balogun is confident this is just the beginning under Van Bronckhorst. The Premier League was just out of reach but the run to Sevilla was spectacular and ending the campaign with the Scottish Cup on your sideboard was a fitting reward and a promise of things to come. The manager will have the opportunity to put his own stamp on the club and potential signings will be lining up to get to a place where dreams can be realized. Balogun said, "Absolutely. Getting into the European final will also help. There are many great things about Rangers. “If you look at the season, it wasn't easy. "It's not easy, but we showed that we have great resilience and can play great football. "I can only speak for myself but it will help the manager to have a full pre-season. "I'm really excited for what's to come as we've made huge strides forward over the past few months."

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