Wilson & Robertson told to spend time with families by Keown as Rangers board slammed in column

The Scottish Daily Mail’s Gary Keown has questioned how long it will be before Stewart Robertson and Ross Wilson are forced to step back from their positions at Rangers.

The travelling support vented their frustrations before the 4-2 win over Motherwell at Fir Park on Saturday (18 March) with banners being displayed reading “time for change”.

Keown has claimed the Scottish Cup draw against Celtic is bad news for the club’s hierarchy, with there being a genuine possibility of Rangers’ season ending on 30 April.

“In this blood-spattered week of seeing bad leaders drummed out of other drummed out of other crumbling institutions, how long can it be until MD Steward Robertson and sporting director Ross Wilson, in the best political traditions, are persuaded it’s best to step back and spend more time with their families,” wrote Keown (Scottish Daily Mail, pg 104, 19 March).

Win or bust

Michael Beale still has a long way to go until the pressure really starts to mount on his shoulders. Rangers have been immaculate in the league since his arrival and the former QPR boss will have the summer and the start of next season to show his true worth.

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However, the semi-final against Celtic has taken added significance for Wilson and Robertson. The fans have made their feelings very clear and the final bridge will be burnt if Ange Postecoglou’s side edge closer to a famous treble with another win at Hampden Park.


Despite the Light Blues still holding slim hopes of chasing down The Hoops in the Scottish Premiership, the chances of a 56th league title seem unlikely. Therefore, the cup is a non-negotiable for the board. The club is judged on trophies and a season without silverware is a failure.

Beale should just about escape criticism, but defeat at Hampden could well make Wilson and Robertson’s positions at Ibrox almost untenable in the eyes of some.

In other Rangers news, here’s how we rated the players for their performances during the win at Fir Park.

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