Rangers centre-back George Edmundson was one of the standout performers as the Light Blues managed to keep a clean sheet against Lyon despite playing most of the game with ten men.
Ryan Kent was sent off just before half time after lashing out at Marcelo but Edmundson helped marshall the defence as the Gers secured a confidence-boosting 2-0 win. Fans on Twitter praised the Englishman’s display:
Edmundson was absolutely a rock at the back tonight made dembele look silly ??
— Lloyd Simpson ?? (@LloydSi24248346) July 16, 2020
Really grew into the game ???
— Idb1969 (@idb1969) July 16, 2020
— Steeky Smyth (@SteekyS) July 16, 2020
Big George played well.
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) July 16, 2020
He’s like an old fashioned centre half, does the ugly stuff well.
— G1ngerBeerD (@g1ngerbeerd) July 16, 2020
Big edmundson doesn’t fail to amaze big mans a solid defender
— Dionne_1872?? (@1872Dionne) July 16, 2020
Big George was motm
— gazza07770 (@gazza07770) July 17, 2020
Edmundson for me. Solid and didn’t miss a header all night
— Grant McMillan (@GrantMcMillan90) July 16, 2020
With Nikola Katic out until the New Year with a serious knee injury, Edmundson could well find himself playing on a regular basis alongside Connor Goldson at the start of the new season.
Filip Helander did not feature against Lyon due to a minor injury problem but he could well be back in the squad for the next friendly against Nice on Saturday.
The Swedish international will know he has a battle on his hands for a first-team place after Edmundson’s impressive performance last night.