Rangers: McFarlane would like to see Ridvan Yilmaz given a chance

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Journalist Jonny McFarlane would like to see Ridvan Yilmaz given a run in the Rangers side, so that supporters can make up their mind on how good he is.

McFarlane was speaking on Monday morning’s Rangers Review briefing, after following Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side’s 2-1 victory at Motherwell on Sunday.

Yilmaz signed for Rangers from Turkish giants Besiktas this summer, in a deal which could rise to £5.3m in add-ons.

The six-time Turkey international has made just four appearances for van Bronckhorst’s side since his signing, with Borna Barišic holding down the left-back spot for his own so far this season.

However, McFarlane has said that the lack of playing time for Yilmaz is “odd” given the fact the club spent a fair amount of money on him this summer. 

“I’d just like to see Yilmaz getting a little bit more game time, so we can actually justifiably say what we reckon about him,” the journalist told the Rangers Review (11:37). 

“Has he got it or hasn’t he?

“It’ll still be too early to make that judgement.

“But I think it’s a bit odd, given the amount of money that’s been spent on him that we haven’t seen them.”

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TIF Thoughts on McFarlane’s comments

We agree with McFarlane and think the decision to not play Yilmaz is becoming a problem for van Bronckhorst, especially when the Gers have had to compete with a busy schedule as it is.

Rangers face Dundee at home in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup on Wednesday, and we believe that this is an ideal time for van Bronckhorst to give the 21-year-old a full 90-minute run-out as he looks to kickstart his season.

And we think that if Barišic is yet again chosen over Yilmaz in midweek, then it could signal the end of the Turkish full-back’s time at Ibrox, before it has really had the opportunity to begin.

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