Stevie favourite must up his Rangers game v Brondby

Stevie favourite must up his Rangers game v Brondby
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 21: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group A match between Rangers FC and Brondby IF at Ibrox Stadium on October 21, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Rangers returning to a more compact team, with much closer links between the midfield and the front line, the last match against Brondby was what we predicted.

A very strong showing that should have ended up with a 3 or 4 nil victory, if we had just a little bit more luck with the goal posts.

Since we last met Brondby they have licked their wounds and won the last three matches.

However, in doing so they have turned into a Danish version of Hibs, where the hard tackle is used to beat their opponents into submission.

So, we can expect a much tougher match, where we will have to move the ball quickly.

And talking about speed, on our side, Glen Kamara has finally shown signs that he is trying harder, and after we commented on his dire lack of goals and assists, he finally took some responsibility and not only scored a goal but he has even tried to pass the ball forward.

On the bad side, Kamara still has likes to stop in his tracks every time he makes a pass. Sometimes he even stand absolutely still for four or five seconds, and he is still chronically slow at reacting to threats around him.

This, for me, is the greatest worry in this must-win match.

If we are to win our next three matches we have to have every single player working as a team, and though Kamara just might get away with pretending to be a statue and being out of position against Brondby, he just cannot makes the same mistakes against Sparta Prague, or Lyon.

For me it is thus critical that we deploy Arfield and Gerard drop Kamara until he improves his reading of the game further.

Heck, Gerrard dropped Katic because of his supposed tactical naivety, yet his tactical reading of the game is far superior to Kamara’s.

Anyway, we will soon see what team Gerrard deploys and the prediction is a narrow 1:0 win for Rangers.

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