What is the Rangers future for Ryan Jack?

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What is the Rangers future for Ryan Jack?
Rangers' Ryan Jack and Union's Simon Adingra fight for the ball during a match between Belgian soccer team Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and Scottish Rangers FC, Tuesday 02 August 2022 in Heverlee, the first leg in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League competition. BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP) (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Ryan Jack’s future is currently a bit hazy. Regulars know how highly we rate a fully-fit Jacko here on Ibrox Noise, he’s one of the best players we have when he’s in the zone.

But sadly, since returning from that awful injury of last winter year (you have to go back to February 2021) he’s been notably off his old pace, looks jaded, and appears massively reduced mobility-wise.

In short, he’s not the player he was, and he’s been back, give or take fully, since February this year.

A full 12 months out has completely derailed his form, and while he’s not absolutely terrible, he’s notably down on his old level.

If we remember how pivotal he was to 55, before his injury that season Rangers conceded ZERO domestic goals with him in the side, up till early December when he missed two. And in those missed two matches we conceded three goals.

He came back in, we conceded no goals for the next 6 matches. Then we concede 4 in the next 9 matches when he got injured again. Comes back, we conceded just TWO in 6.

Long story short, a fully-fit Jacko and Rangers just don’t concede goals.

But this year he’s been miles off his old self and we’ve conceded plenty with or without him.

Can he get his old self back? We just don’t know. He was absolutely terrible in Belgium, miles off the pace, and unable to track back like he used to.

The big key difference was the threat from their left down our right, with Tav upfield. Old Jacko covered that off, now it was being completely opened up.

He’s not covering ground like he used to, and had to be removed, looking spent.

Unfortunately, it’s not like he’s not had time to get back up to speed – he’s been fit for about 6 months.

And we cannot afford passengers at all – not that we can really call him that, but he isn’t able to offer what he used to.

We simply don’t know what the future is for Jack, but we hope he can find his old self again.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I hope I’m wrong here but I think Ryan Jack maybe done at the higher level Rangers need , sorry. He looks off the pace and lacks the superb bite and cutting edge that was associated with a brilliant and fully ‘at it’ Ryan Jack .

  2. Jack wasn’t the only one who was well off the pace on Tuesday. We went into the game under prepared and it showed. We only had 3.5 warm up games in which we used the full squad so how many minutes did Ryan Jack actually play. Having been out for such a long time he probably needs a bit longer to get up to speed. Give him till end of September to see what shape he is in then.

  3. He will be back honestly I think he needs to take a leaf out of Steve Davis book people say he is finished but he is not. I believe in jacko he can get back he has proved it before. Let’s get behind him cause I know he is an important player in the squad. So if Ryan Jack reads this you can get back to your best we all know you can👍🏻

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