Ferguson upbeat despite defeat
Rangers captain Barry Ferguson is focusing on the positives after the 3-2 UEFA Champions League defeat at Stuttgart.
Last Updated: 28/11/07 4:45pm
Rangers captain Barry Ferguson is focusing on the positives after the 3-2 UEFA Champions League defeat at Stuttgart on Tuesday night.
Rangers conceded a goal in the 85th minute against Armin Veh's men, meaning they need to take a point from their final group game at home to Lyon in a fortnight if they are to progress to the knock-out stages.
But, while Ferguson is frustrated that they could not hold on in Germany, he insists everyone is happy that qualification remains in their hands.
"Of course we are disappointed because Stuttgart were there for the taking, but we need to pick ourselves up quickly," he said.
"We have Lyon in a couple of weeks and need to get the point that will take us through. It's still in our own hands.
"We go into the last game looking to get into the last 16 and we would have taken that at the start of the campaign."
Injury blowThere was further a further blow for Rangers as they lost both DaMarcus Beasley and Lee McCulloch to injury during the game.
But while Beasley could be out for an extended spell, manager Walter Smith believes McCulloch could make a swift return.
"Beasley's injury looks like a serious one, although we aren't certain exactly what it is yet," he said.
"Lee McCulloch has a knock which isn't quite as bad."