Journalist Andrew Smith has slammed Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack for his ‘ignominious’ display in the club’s recent defeat.
After Teddy Teuma opened the scoring, a moment of controversy sealed the win for the home side as Connor Goldson was deemed to have handled the ball in the box, allowing Dante Vanzeir to score from the spot.
However, in the midst of all this, one Rangers man looked ‘completely off the pace’ and was unable to help his side claim anything from the match.
Indeed, in his player ratings for The Scotsman, Smith gave Jack a score of 4/10 for his sub-par efforts, writing: “Yet another Rangers player who had an ignominious role in the loss of the deadlock-breaker, he seemed completely off the pace until he was withdrawn.”
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Jack made it to the 67th minute of the game before being subbed off for defender Ben Davies, suggesting that his manager also wasn’t happy with what he was seeing.
Having impressed in the club’s run to the Europa League final last season – starting in every round of the knockout stages – the 30-year-old would have hoped to help guide his team into Europe’s top competition this term, but that now looks in doubt.
Indeed, as a result of the loss, Rangers have it all to do in the second leg of the third qualifying round tie at Ibrox next Tuesday. Perhaps that game will afford Jack and his teammates a chance at redemption in front of their own fans.