Following Rangers’ fine win over Brondby, which forced Finnish midfielder Glen Kamara to miss the fixture through suspension, he was benched completely for the trip to Paisley.
The 25-year old’s absence had been barely noticeable v the Danes, albeit neither Davis nor Lundstram was particularly vivid in that match because Rangers mostly used flank play and the wings. In short, midfield was mostly bypassed.
But v St Mirren the midfield performance was a bit patchy, with Lundstram not in his best position for good effect and Davo suffering the seeming effects of the years catching up on him finally.
But both matches were wins, and overall, neither match seemed to miss Glen Kamara much at all.
We noticed a few full-time comments post-St Mirren on our pre-Brondby article wondering what impact the ex-Dundee man’s absence might have, and those views 180 minutes later suggested ‘not much’.
Unfortunately Kamara has played so much within himself the past 12 months that his absence isn’t being felt at all.
We recall autumn 2019, and a press conference in which he conceded he wasn’t at his best and that was why he was in and out of the team, well, fast-forward to 2021 autumn and it’s much the same situation.
Kamara appears to have little hunger and drive on the pitch for the club any more, pretty much doing what he did at Dundee once he signed for us and going through the motions.
He’s capable of so much more, we know what a talent he is, and he was basically world class at the Euros, so maybe a little rest will give him the kick up the backside he needs to get back to that level of attitude.
We won’t miss him it seems in the meantime!