The Rangers manager was rewarded with a 3-1 win over Scottish Cup final opponents Hearts – and a promising performance for the future.
Only youngster Alex Lowry was held back from a midweek win over Ross County as Rangers rested their key players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville.
Even James Tavernier and Connor Goldson, virtually always present before him under both van Bronckhorst and Steven Gerrard, sat out the Tynecastle clash, with young defenders Leon King and Adam Devine starting alongside James Sands on loan.
Hearts fielded a strong side and many of Robbie Neilson’s side were expecting them to face Rangers again next weekend in the Scottish Cup final, but van Bronckhorst’s fringe selection signed the league campaign with a 3-1 win thanks to Cedric Itten’s equalizer and one winning doubles by Blooming youth players Lowry and Cole McKinnon.
This is how the Rangers players rated.
https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/rangers/rangers-player-ratings-alex-lowry-and-youngsters-see-off-hearts-with-europa-league-preparations-underway-3694297 Rangers Player Ratings: Alex Lowry and Youngsters see Hearts with Europa League preparations underway