Journalist Jonny McFarlane has questioned Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s decision to keep Ben Davies on the bench for Rangers recently.
In the game, Rangers’ chances weren’t done any favours when defender James Sands picked up a red card shortly after the half-time break with the scores still level at 0-0.
In response to the dismissal, Van Bronckhorst opted to bring on defender Leon King for Ryan Jack which meant Davies was left on the bench and he didn’t get on later either.
While speaking about the decision on The Rangers Review, McFarlane called the whole situation ‘quite damning’. Indeed, he explained (6:23): “I think on the situation with Ben Davies. He’s been back for I think three weeks. He’s been in three matchday squads, I think, as a sub.
“And to see James Sands be sent off and then Giovanni van Bronckhorst go to Leon King, I think was quite damning. And surely Davies would be ready at this stage to come on for the last half an hour in a game.”