Rangers fans are set to be both shocked yet unsurprised that Jon McLaughlin keeps his place in goal tomorrow night as Rangers travel to Holland.
Gio has confirmed 99% that he sticks with his man, despite everything we’ve witnessed this season, and will expect an improvement from him at the Johan Cruyff Arena rather than going with either trusted old hand Allan McGregor or the apparent incumbent in waiting Robby McCrorie.
We are firmly against this decision, and it does start to slightly question for the first time our faith in Gio that he believes a League One goalie is good enough for Rangers against Ajax.
That he is completely loyal to his man regardless of empirical evidence demonstrating his insufficiency for the role.
This happened before – gaffe after gaffe by Ronald Wattereus which arguably cost Alex McLeish his job, ditto Lionel Letizi before PLG relented and gave the shirt to Allan McGregor.
If Gio persists along McLeish’s lines by sticking with the subpar option, he only has himself to blame for what transpires.
We absolutely, desperately, want to be proven wrong, that Gio is bang on and McLaughlin is about to bloom into the form of his life.
Hope is all we can do.