If one player sums up the failures of Rangers’ use of the loan system over the past 5-10 years, it’s Sheyi Ojo.
Once described as a ‘lab’ for Mark Warburton to use as an audition for players he hoped to one day manage at the likes of Spurs or Arsenal, Rangers have seen countless rotten players come and go and in very few cases have they gone on to even remotely decent careers.
Unfortunately with loan clauses and fines in place, fan opinion doesn’t tend to count for too much when it comes to who we want in and out, but nevertheless Ibrox Noise ran a poll this morning to see how many fans still backed Ojo despite his disappointing performances in a Rangers shirt, and how many didn’t, or at least kept their minds open to giving him a chance.
The results were emphatic.
Of the hundreds of responses, just 10% wanted Steven Gerrard to keep Ojo in the side/at the club, and a generous 15% were open to the idea without being sure. A stonking 76% (rounding up) of replies were the opposite, and they felt it time to abandon Ojo.
He’s just not lived up to the promise – we heard good words about his potential, and of course he was the most expensive youth player in history when Liverpool paid MK Dons £2M for his services as a 14-year old youngster, but that hasn’t translated to the pitch and if Rangers fans had the choice, Ojo would be out.
You can include us among them.