Steven Gerrard’s Rangers stormed to an impressive 7-1 victory at Ibrox on Sunday, demolishing Motherwell in Scottish Premiership action.
With the match poised at 1-1-, the visitors had a man sent off and Rangers took full advantage, scoring a brilliant five goals in the second half alone.
After the recent disappointment in the UEFA Europa League, it was the perfect way to bounce back, especially since rivals Celtic and Hearts both dropped points this weekend.
The Gers are now just two points behind Brendan Rodgers’ league leaders.
One of the big talking points coming out of the match was the performance of Gareth McAuley, who came on at half-time for the struggling youngster Nikola Katic.
The veteran’s composure and leadership was immediately apparent, with many fans now feeling like the defence may have hit a turning point and improve in the weeks and months to come.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance and what it may mean going forward…
sitting up in the club deck I watched Gareth McAuley even without the ball and the guy is a leader, when we were passing about between midfielders and defenders he went ballistic at halliday & tav telling them to push on
— scott baillie (@baillie87) November 11, 2018
A lot of people commenting on big Gareth McAuley today. The guy is a star who keeps himself in tip top condition. He is a leader of men & what is more today pulling on that Blue jersey & playing in front of a packed Ibrox would have been a dream come true
— John Arthur Stevens M.B.E. (@pzj_1601) November 11, 2018
Gareth McAuley captain material, know he is at tail end o his career but he is just a leader 👍
— Del Boy (@delmcculloch) November 11, 2018
Was impressed by Gareth McAuley, very animated is he what we have been missing 🤔
— ashley (@ash24_x) November 11, 2018
Gareth McAuley is a breath of fresh air in the defence 👌🏼
— Supersonic! (@_GrantM19) November 11, 2018
Can’t wait until Gareth McAuley gets to full fitness the experience he will share with the young defenders will help us loads and good for a first goal bet he’s got to be a starter every week
— Scaldy (@Scaldydixon) November 11, 2018
Gareth McAuley showing how class,solid and experienced a player he is.He will be an amazing signing for us and he loves the club and shirt 👍🇬🇧
— Duncan Stewart (@Nock89) November 11, 2018
Great performance from Gareth McAuley
Never missed a pass and directed everything from the back
— trevor kirkwood (@trevorkirkwood) November 11, 2018