Thomson is banking on Rangers coming back stronger after losing the cup final

A week after missing out on the SWPL title on a dramatic final day, Thomson’s side struggled to give their Glasgow rivals a head start at Hampden before finally being wiped out by two goals conceded from corners.

It was a disappointing end to Thomson’s three-year tenure as manager but he remains confident the future remains bright for Rangers.

“When you get to the final stages you want to try to win, so there’s a lot of emotion,” he explained. “We presented ourselves well in a long, tough season.

“I don’t think we ever had the right control when we had the ball and we struggled to create chances. This is a work in progress. We’ve been professional players for three years.”

“The learning experience they have gained will be of use to them. There is good scope. When you create opportunities, you have to seize them.”

“I have to say that this season we have always played for something, no matter what. We won a trophy, we got to the Scottish Cup final and we took it to the last league game.”

“I am extremely grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity. I’ve had the opportunity to go away, come back and work and I’m grateful to the club and it’s been fantastic working with these players.”

“Our principles at the club remain the same. At the end of the season we always think about it and see where we can strengthen in the future.”

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Meanwhile, Ianis Hagi has won an international recall for Romania after a two-year break after scoring his first goal since returning with Rangers.

The son of former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Gheorghe Hagi scored his first goal for Rangers at Hibs last week after being sidelined for over a year with a serious knee injury.

He was at the center of controversy in his home country in March when Romania head coach Edi Iordanescu snubbed him over doubts about his fitness for the opening games of Euro 2024.

That prompted Romanian icon Hagi senior to blast his country’s coach after he accused him of hating his son.

However, Hagi, 24, has returned for Romania’s Euro 2024 doubles match against Kosovo and Switzerland next month and has been called up and is expected to win his 25th cap.

The Hagi family celebrated twice last weekend after Ianis scored against Hibs and Gheorghe won the title with Farul Constanta – the club in Romania he owns and runs.

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