Rangers dropped points against Hibernian for the second time in a week on Boxing Day, failing to win at Ibrox despite initially taking the lead in the match.
Alfredo Morelos scored his 20th goal of the season to send the Gers on their way to victory against the visitors, only to be undone by a Darren McGregor header four minutes from time.
The 1-1 draw means that Steven Gerrard’s side trailed Celtic by three points heading into this weekend’s massive Old Firm derby, with a win now needed to stay within touching distance of the Hoops.
Fans were critical of the performance, again frustrated by the lack of chances created in the final third across the 90 minutes.
Much of the frustration was aimed at prospect Glenn Middleton, with many feeling that he is just too young and raw to be relied upon consistently.
Recognising he has potential, many are worried that his continued selection could be detrimental to both his development and the team.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Boxing Day display…
Middleton out of his depth now needs put back in with boys team for a while poor shooting poor delivery more times than not and poor decision making
— Big C (@silverknight60) December 26, 2018
Aye, agreed on all points. Gerrard needs to get a fucking grip as well. Can’t drop Grezda entirely from the squad for a poor game then give Middleton that much time when he has been equally as bad. So wasteful in front of goal / the final third. Hate him but needs to start Laff.
— Fahdy (@Fahdy89) December 26, 2018
I absolutely agree on Coulibaly, said so for months. He’s playing because there’s no one else. Gerrard is raw, we need to accept that or get somebody experienced in. Middleton is far too inconsistent and predictable for me and only playing due to injuries too
— Chris McLaughlin (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) December 26, 2018
Remember when Glenn Middleton used to be decent cunts turned into Barrie McKay now takes far to many touches on the ball and is shit scared whenever a defender comes near him
— Rhys Gale (@rhysmgale) December 26, 2018
How pish is glenn middleton
— gazmcg1 (@mcgillivraygar1) December 27, 2018
IMO Middleton shouldn’t be near that starting lineup the now. Give Grezda a proper chance and let’s see what he can do
— Raghav Sood (@raghavsood9) December 27, 2018
Tav not our captain. Rest him, give it to Shagger and put Flanagan at RB. He’s played there in the Prem, not Championship.
Lee Wallace at LB until Barisic back
Middleton not up to it
Grezda a fraud
Just initial thoughts after the last month of shite
— Mike (@greatdane1969) December 26, 2018