Rangers fans should be deeply concerned by the latest quotes from Ben Davies, as one of Rangers’ most unpopular players hinted he’s back for good after a return v St Johnstone at the weekend.
After a summer of speculation and our sources informing us he spoke to Preston among other clubs in lieu of a move, Davies completely denies this, and said thus:
Well, ‘I don’t think so’ isn’t quite the same ‘I was never leaving’ or ‘no, not at all’ – it’s as wet a quote as Davies often gives, a watery and insipidly backbone-lacking evasion, as he often is guilty of on the pitch, of course.
And even more concerning is the fact Ben Davies, after Rangers failed to offload the overpaid loser (strong words we know), is now seemingly back in defence with John Souttar consigned back to the bench.
That Rangers now have Tav, Goldson, Davies and ‘whoever’ at the left once again is a diabolical state for the backline to be in, with Michael Beale specifically choosing that selection at the weekend. Davies is in the Europa League squad, so the deeply depressing defence which shipped so many goals and got Giovanni van Bronkhorst the sack last season suddenly now seems to be again the first choice.
What’s the game here? Why is Beale so insistent on using a pathetic rearguard which will just implode against anything marginally better than St Johnstone?
More importantly, why is this feeble combination of mushy players the first choice for a succession of managers who refuse to drop such meek players and play an actual solid defence? We have Leon Balogun, Dujon Sterling and John Souttar, but now they’re dumped it seems.
We have no answer to this
It’s just deeply depressing.
Oh yeah ‘get behind the team’ ‘in Beale we trust’ and ‘give them a chance ffs’.