Sunday, 7 October 2018

Increasing mystery over fate of Ibrox star trio...

After today’s stunning victory over Hearts, we will have analysis and post-match reaction a-plenty for you tomorrow, and don’t worry, it’s all positive…

But we are a little puzzled as to the increasing mystery down Ibrox way of what we can only describe as the ‘Croatia Crew’.

Pre-match once again fans reacted in disbelief as former fan favourite Nikola Katic once again found himself benched, but there was no place on the bench for either Croatian left back Borna Barisic or Albanian winger Eros Grezda (signed from a Croatian club).

Naturally we can have no complaints over the past two matches over how things have gone – it’s been probably the best two sequential 90 minutes since 2011 in terms of gravity, so Stevie Gerrard can feel completely justified in his management and decisions since the Livi shambles.

But we nevertheless a touch curious as to why these three seem to have been…well…axed.

Only Katic seems to be close to playing right now, and Gerrard confirmed pre-match there’s no injury concerns within the squad at all now; meanwhile both Grezda and Barisic were at training in the build up to the Hearts match but neither could find a place on the bench.

We can’t help but wonder what the issue, if any, with these three is.

We have to applaud Gerrard – all decisions he’s made recently have worked perfectly, and we cannot criticise a single thing the past 180 minutes of football, so we do wonder what the thinking behind the apparent axing of the ‘Croatia Crew’ is.

Any ideas?

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