Michael Beale hits out at ‘wasteful’ Rangers after narrow Aberdeen win

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The Rangers boss gave an honest assessment of his side’s performance.

Rangers manager Michael Beale described his side a ‘wasteful’ as they battled their way to a narrow home win against Aberdeen.

On a day when Old Firm rivals Celtic claimed the Premiership title with a 2-0 win at Hearts, Beale’s men looked to focus on their attempts to put in a strong end to the season when Barry Robson’s side visiting Ibrox. Chances soon flowed but Rangers had to wait until midway through the second-half to breakthrough their hardworking and disciplined visitors.

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It took a moment of inspiration from former Norwich City attacking midfielder Todd Cantwell as he met a corner from James Tavernier on the volley and sent an unstoppable effort across goal and inside Kelle Roos’ far post to help his side edge to the win.

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Beale was unable to hide his frustrations in his post-match assessment of his side’s performance and he believes they missed ‘incredible chances’.

The former QPR manager said: “We had some good moments with the ball all day.

“Sometimes I feel that we are the most wasteful team in the final third that I have ever seen. We created unbelievable chances and didn’t take them. We suddenly face two 80-yard dashes to our own goal. On another day we could find ourselves behind.

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“In the first 15 minutes of the second half we missed more unbelievable chances, and when the balls hit the bar I thought it wasn’t going to be our day. I know it was their player who got the last touch (when Aberdeen’s Jonny Hayes hit his own crossbar from a Rabbi Matondo cross) but we have two or three players there.

“It is not unlucky when we are missing these chances. After a while it has to be poor play or poor final pass, movement, decision-making. It has happened in every single day since I came back to the club – we have missed incredible chances.”

Rangers return to action next Saturday lunchtime when they host Celtic at Ibrox.

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