We were curious recently to see one Rangers fan refer to Cedric Itten as another ‘Umar Sadiq’.
We were harshly critical of the Swiss striker when he first joined, with a clumsy touch and no apparent bearings on the pitch at all.
And with Steven Gerrard barely touching him since his return to fitness over a week ago, instead opting for Alfredo Morelos, we start to wonder why exactly we brought in this forward.
This isn’t a hate piece, we don’t know Itten, and can only judge him on fleeting cameos, but so far our manager has barely elected to use him, with just one start since his arrival, four sub appearances and one other bench appearance without being used.
Naturally, it’s extremely early days, and those with long memories will know Morelos himself started slightly slowly, drawing three blanks before hitting a brace at Dunfermline, so it’s not the end of the world.
But Morelos was starting, every match. Itten has been used in just one match, and has been a sub otherwise.
Is he a flop signing? He’s a strange signing. We don’t know why our manager chose him over Lyndon Dykes (who’s taken his SPL form into the Championship with 2 goals in 2 outings, incidentally) and the kid doesn’t look like he fits yet.
Of course there’s time. There’s always time (or is there, 9.5IAR/55 are on the line here). But Rangers’ options up front aren’t really that inspiring, in truth.
Morelos wants to leave, we don’t know yet if we can rely on Kemar Roofe, Defoe is aging, and of course Itten hasn’t settled.
You tell us.