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…
How long before Goldson is dropped
— Joe (@1872joe) November 8, 2018
If Katic was dropped for one bad game a few weeks back then surely Goldson and Flanagan are dropped for the weekend…?
— Gregor Mair (@gregormair1) November 8, 2018
Goldson needs dropped to shows he’s not untouchable. Katic horrendous. Centre backs cost us
— Liam Cannon (@LiamCannon_1872) November 8, 2018
Goldson maybe needs dropped for a game to give him a warning,, literally guaranteed to start every game & he knows it
— snooker loopy (@snookerloopyno1) November 8, 2018
Goldson needs dropped .. midfield nowhere to be seen .. no changes till 80 min list goes on has gerrard needs to open his eyes
— ChrissyPlummer (@ChrissyPlummer) November 8, 2018
Just seen the highlights of the game, two woeful defences. Connor Goldson needs dropped and Flanagan either plays right back or not at all. If assistant doesn’t wrongly flag Morelos offside we go in 4-2 up and we don’t lose the game in my opinion
— Michael McDougall (@mcdougall89) November 8, 2018
Do you think Connor Goldson should be dropped for Sunday’s match at home to Motherwell? Have your say in our poll below…