Despite a clamour of responses on the site lately claiming Ovie Ejaria has become indispensable, it appears the numbers don’t back that up.
Ibrox Noise hadn’t really covered the Liverpool loanee extensively, and a number of comments to us suggested he deserved more credit and was either one of our best performers or our outright best player.
We weren’t convinced about this, albeit giving his noticeable improvement the recognition it deserved – and it seems the majority of our readers feel the same.
In a recent poll, only 31% of Rangers fans would actually select Ovie Ejaria in the first team if everyone was fit and available, which pours cold water over suggestions he’s a clear star performer in the side.
This isn’t meant to be an attack on the lad – he is a developing player, and hopefully in time he will get significantly better, but he has admitted he sees his future at Liverpool and has never really looked overly delighted at playing his football at Ibrox – indeed, on the day he signed the loan, he was regaling the world about his future at Anfield and made no reference to his loan up north.
It appears 69% of fans agree with us – that he’s a good bench option, he’s a good squad option, but if everyone is available, he should not be a starter.