Rangers suffered a demoralising derby defeat against Celtic on Sunday, losing at Ibrox against the Hoops for the fourth consecutive time.
The most frustrating thing for supporters will be that they had victory in their grasp, going ahead in the match twice and finding themselves with a man advantage after Jozo Simunovic was sent off.
Ultimately losing 3-2, the squad, staff and fans will know that the victory virtually ends any hope of igniting a genuine title race in the Scottish Premiership.
The defeat wasn’t their only worry on Sunday either, with injury to defender David Bates being a bitter blow to Graeme Murty’s first team squad.
The young centre-back has been in fine form recently but looked to suffer a fairly serious injury, his ankle bending under the weight of Tom Rogic as the Australian scored the Hoops’ first of the afternoon.
Supporters are obviously hoping he makes a speedy recovery, especially considering they have little faith in Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Bates injury looked a bad one went over on his own ankle here is hoping he can recover quickly 🔴⚪️🔵
— SMITHY 🇬🇧 (@smithycrs92) March 11, 2018
I hope young Bates injury isn't that bad! Needed him for the rest of the game today, Cardoso was absolute pish.
— Matthew Ross (@MatthewRoss6) March 11, 2018
Bates injury was a massive blow. That gives them their second goal. Morelos misses that sitter late on. Hard to take.
— DM (@bathgateranger) March 11, 2018
Hope the injury to bates isn't to bad missed him after he went off
— Stephen Flynn (@stephenflynn38) March 11, 2018
The Bates injury was a sickener. Having to bring someone on that's not only pish but rusty pish was a real blow. It'll get lost in the disappointment but we've now got a team that can go toe to toe with them. Against 11 men that is.
— Rangers1ST (@Rangers1ST) March 11, 2018
Bates contract is out at the end of the season, hopefully see him playing for the gers again that injury looks serious the boy deserved a new deal
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) March 11, 2018
Really hoping the news about @DavidBates_ ankle isnt too bad 🤞
— Annie (@annieTxx) March 11, 2018
Do you know what’s a fucking mad thought but it’s 100% true?
David Bates is our best centre back.
He’s also out of contract in the summer so get him signed @RangersFC
Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves are absolute frauds.
— Clint Hill Billy🇬🇧 (@clint_hilly) March 11, 2018