Rangers manager Michael Beale has given an update regarding the position of Ben Davies and Antonio Colak ahead of next season, which if true is rather interesting.
Now he could be talking total nonsense, as he likes to try and fool the Scottish Press.
Considering he’s already said that players will be leaving, and has actually named names it would seem that this time he could be telling the truth.
Davies is an interesting one if he were to stay, as many fans now are of the opinion he’s simply not good enough for us – and that Liverpool must have been laughing all the way to the bank with the £4m we gave them for him. Looking back it screams of a panic buy after Bassey was sold, which is strange as the club should have known that Bassey was attracting interest from around Europe & should have planned accordingly. Most fans would rather Helander stayed rather than Davies, and that’s saying something with the big Swede missing the whole season.
Now I don’t hate Davies, I just think he’s not suited to the rough and tumble of our game, which is surprising when you consider he’s played in the English Championship – which is a physically demanding league too. Plus if Davies were to stay as a back up, it’s a hell of an expensive backup to have on the bench at over £20K a week – as Souttar & Goldson (when fit) will be ahead of him. So it’s a strange one, I think he needs to be moved on – he’s neat & tidy but there is no leadership or nasty side to him it would seem, too nice for his own good for a centre half.
Colak on the other hand is a player that has been treated badly by two managers this season. He’s not a type of player who’s going to occupy a defence on his own, he’s not going to come deep & start the build up – he wants to be in and around the penalty area. As shown earlier in the season, play him in, and he’ll score. He deserves a chance, another crack at the whip – Christ you only need to look at Itten and what could have been. In the majority of games we play, we should be playing with two wide men, a number ten and the centre forward – set up ideally for the way Colak plays. But I am not sure if Beale actually does fancy him as a player, as an overweight & selfish Fred got the nod over him time & again, so it might also be the case that Colak can’t trust Beale going by his experiences this season.
I would get rid of Davies, another Ross Wilson signing, and another waste of major money but I would keep Colak, as he knows where the back of the net is.
Interesting times ahead, two games to go, and then the squad revamp will really start.