Rangers are through to the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup after beating lower league side Cowdenbeath on Wednesday night.
Steven Gerrard’s side rushed to a 3-0 lead by half-time but did not please supporters with their second half display, struggling to get at the Fife team further and conceding for a final scoreline of 3-1.
Considering they play in Scottish League Two, many had hoped for a much more comfortable victory.
Gerrard opted to give new signings like Jermain Defoe a start to get some minutes under his belt but fans were left fairly perplexed by his performance, feeling he is not fitting well into the manager’s formation and attacking system.
Given we are paying a fair chunk towards his weekly wage on loan from Bournemouth, should we be expecting more from the veteran striker, match fitness or not?
Hopefully he picks up his performances in upcoming matches but for now Alfredo Morelos is certainly the first-choice.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Wednesday display…
Not working for Defoe and Davis is it.
They don't fit in with the 4-3-3 system we have in place.
Not the smartest of signings.
— SocialistUnionist (@SUnionist) January 30, 2019
The less said about that game the better tbh.
I’ll reserve judgement on Davis and Defoe come March time but I imagined tonight would be easy for them, match fit or not really
— ⚫️⚫️ BarišićLOYAL (@weepaljoe_) January 30, 2019
Wasn’t really impressed with Davis or Defoe tonight ????
— Garry (@gazzacam) January 30, 2019
Defoe is MILES off the pace
— Clark Smy (@Clark26NI) January 30, 2019
If that’s the way Rangers are going to keep playing they’re as well sending Defoe back to Bournemouth, punting long balls ain’t gonna work for him.
— Andrew (@AndrewGibb94) January 30, 2019
I’m going to say it, our style doesn’t suit Defoe one single bit
— Rev. I Am Jolly (@will_car86rfc1) January 30, 2019
Defoe should've an impact sub and that's it. When morelos doesn't play we lose so much from our game
— ben (@benasher120) January 30, 2019
It’s no going to happen for Defoe at us is it ????
— Jamie P (@JP_RFC) January 30, 2019