JORDAN ROSSITER said he would not palm the Rangers fans off with excuses after they exited the Europa League in the first qualifying round.
The midfielder was starting his first game since August 2016 and he admitted his side were “simply not good enough.”
Rossiter apologised to the travelling fans and confessed the Light Blues squad had let the whole club down with their 2-0 defeat to Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn.
Speaking to RangersTV Rossiter said: “It is massively disappointing, I cannot apologise to the fans enough, we simply weren’t good enough tonight and all the lads know that.
“I can stand here and say we were unlucky with this or that but listen we weren’t unlucky we simply weren’t good enough on the night.
“We did a lot of things wrong tonight. It is easy for me to sit here and say we weren’t good at this or that but at the end of the day we are out of the Europa League in the first qualifying round.
“We know we have let ourselves down and we have let the whole club down and we have let the fans down who have paid good money to come out here and travel.”
Rossiter admits the defeat will live long with the players and knows they must make it up to supporters who will also find it a difficult one to forget.
He added: “We are all not going to forget this for a long time and I know the fans certainly won’t either but the lads are already speaking and saying we need to get together now, show a bit of courage and come out of this.
“We need to prove to these fans that we want to be here and we are good enough to wear that Rangers shirt.
“We would have liked to have beaten them by more in the home leg but with a 1-0 victory we were confident of coming here tonight , putting on a show for the fans and winning the game and that just hasn’t happened.
“The lads are really feeling it in there, the new lads and the lads who have been here for a while.
“Listen, whether this is my first game for Rangers or my 50th game for Rangers this is massively disappointing and I can’t apologise enough.”