Rangers fans will no doubt be pretty pleased with the management shown by Steven Gerrard this season, but that is not to say he has done a perfect job.
The majority of new signings have had a positive impact at Ibrox and while there might not be any silverware coming their way, the club’s European performances certainly gave the fans in Glasgow something to get excited about.
However, some decisions made by the manager have been questionable to say the least, with his persistence to use Joe Worrall in the starting XI something that has had the supporters’ heads in their hands numerous times this season.
The Nottingham Forest loanee has not impressed much at all, with a poor reading of the game and a constant penchant for a catastrophic mistake at the heart of the defence, which is why those in the stands will no doubt be delighted it is only a temporary deal at Ibrox.
It seems as though his replacement is already being lined up in the shape of Hearts’ John Souttar, the Evening Times reporting that the 22-year-old is a top target for the Light Blues, with a £2million price tag said to be on his head.
However, not everyone at Rangers will be too happy with this claim – specifically fellow 22-year-old giant Nikola Katic, a summer signing back in 2018.
The Croatian has been used fleetingly by Gerrard despite not doing much wrong when he has stepped into the fray and there will no doubt be plenty of supporters who will argue that it should have been Katic and not Worrall playing so regularly.
The potential arrival of Souttar would not be as backup but as a first team player to fill a void in the starting XI – leaving Katic tearing his hair out that he has been overlooked.
Has last summer’s signing fallen to the bottom of the pecking order? Judging by his recent amount of game time, with the odd outing here and there, it is clear he is not favoured by Gerrard, a bizarre notion considering he has done little to suggest he is not good enough to play.