Date: 9th November 2018 at 7:30am
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Poor Rangers defending on Thursday night cost Steven Gerrard’s side a famous result away in Russia, losing 4-3 to Spartak Moscow in UEFA Europa League action.

Despite taking the lead in the match on three occasions, defensively the team were all over the place, with usually reliable players like Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic looking like shadows of their early season selves.

Confidence has been knocked out of our central defenders and I’m left scratching my head wondering where it all went wrong.

Gerrard didn’t miss with his criticism after the match and rightly so, there’s no excuse for that kind of performance at any level.

Spartak were there for the taking and it must go down as an opportunity lost. That’s especially true now we’ve dropped down to third place in the group.

Goldson, signed this summer for a reported £3m, got the majority of criticism for supporters having netted an own goal and seen a shot deflect off him for the Russians’ fourth of the night.

Is it now time to drop him for this weekend’s match against Motherwell, to show him that everyone in this squad has to earn their place in the team on a week-to-week basis?

Plenty of fans thought so and you can have your say in our poll at the bottom of the page…

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3 Replies to “‘He needs dropped’ – Are fuming Rangers fans right about dreadful £3m performer?”

  • flanagan scares me to death at left back and Goldson has been getting steadily worse . Lafferty could have played better than Goldson. The defence needs strengthened immediately .

  • Goldson and Katic were excellent at the start of the season then Gerrard started tinkering with squad rotation. I keep saying squad rotation will only work when you have 18 top class players, and we don’t. As for Flanagan everyone except the manager can see he’s not a left back. I wonder how Andy Halliday felt last night.

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