Todd Cantwell Admits Feeling Helpless Before Michael Beale Sack

Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell expressed his feelings of frustration and helplessness during the final stages of the Michael Beale era, as he had to endure time on the sidelines due to an unfortunate injury. The 25-year-old footballer sustained a knee injury during the match against Celtic on 3 September, sidelining him until the recent 4-0 victory over Hibernian.

Cantwell’s absence spanned over the final five games under Beale’s management, and he continued to miss both matches under the caretaker boss, Steve Davis. However, his much-anticipated return took place during Philippe Clement’s inaugural match as the new Rangers manager.

During a pre-Sparta Prague press conference held on Wednesday, 25th October, Cantwell candidly shared his emotions about this challenging period. He stated, “It was difficult not being able to play, and you feel helpless when you are injured, not being able to impact results.” These words, as reported by Rangers’ official Twitter page on 25th October, provide insight into the mental and emotional strain that professional athletes often endure when sidelined by injuries.

Cantwell’s eagerness to rejoin the action was palpable as he added, “We are really looking forward to getting out there tomorrow. I had a good period out since the injury, but I feel like I am in a good place and feel good physically.” This statement highlights his commitment to the team’s success and his own personal readiness to contribute on the field once again.

Furthermore, Cantwell praised the approach of the new Rangers boss, Philippe Clement, stating, “Since the boss has come in, he has made it clear how he wants to play, and we are all in with him.” This declaration underscores the unity and determination within the Rangers squad to adapt to the new manager’s strategies and work collectively toward their shared objectives.