Sunday, 10 December 2017

Murty drops big hint about star midfielder

Rangers’ interim coach Graeme Murty has delivered a thinly veiled criticism of Mexican Carlos Pena after another miserable display from the creative midfielder.

The 27 year old has blown mostly cold since his arrival in Govan, while occasionally showing in fleeting matches his real qualities which have impressed, but Murty was unhappy with his weak and lethargic display yesterday and made a very subtle criticism of it.

He said:

“I thought we had to make a change at half time (Pena off for Morelos), certain things weren’t working, we were getting overrun a bit in the middle of the pitch, we weren’t actually applying enough pressure.”

If there has been one particular criticism of the Mexican it has been his general lack of work off the ball, something which cannot be levied at Holt or McCrorie. In short, he has been lazy, and while he has a load of talent and is technically impressive when in the mood, when not, he is a passenger and borderline liability.

We would be very surprised if he is in the XI for Wednesday’s trip to Easter Road.
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