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Former Rangers star Gregory Vignal says post-match doubts like Connor Goldson’s simply wouldn’t have happened during his time at the club.

The Gers skipper said he felt the match was over against Hibs when the Ibrox men went in 3-1 down at half-time during Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final.

Vignal reckons that is unthinkable – but reckons the arrival of Giovanni van Bronckhorst can help them bounce back.

While the two men never played together at Ibrox, the Frenhman – now coaching at Dundee – texted Van Bronckhorst this week to wish him all the best.

He told Football Scotland: “He’s got enough experience to realise what he’s saying.

“I played for this football club and I coached this football club so I understand the mentality and what it means to be a Rangers player.

“During my time, nothing like this would happen.

“Maybe the players have a bit of doubt after the manager left and you can understand it but when you play for a big club like this you need to move on right away.

“There’s no place for doubt, you need to have big shoulders to play for this club.

“It’s high pressure week in and week out, there’s high demands from the board and the fans so you have to accept it.

“You have to move on. That’s why it’s so difficult to play for Rangers because the demands are so high. Good players have learned about this so we’ll see what they can do under Gio.

“I texted him two days ago to wish him good luck. It’s important for him to have a good start, it won’t be easy after the defeat to Hibs but I’m pretty sure he will do well.

“He did well with Feyenoord winning the title. He knows the club so I’m pretty sure he will do well. I wish him all the best.”

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