Michael Beale has effectively confirmed Ben Davies will be remaining first-choice centre back at Ibrox next to Connor Goldson for the foreseeable future, injury notwithstanding, indirectly ruling John Souttar and indeed Leon Balogun out as no more than subs going forward.
The manager, speaking at his pre-Dons press conference, was filled with praise for the ex-Liverpool defender, but did also admit that there were no offers in the summer which came close to Rangers’ valuation or his wages and alleged the player himself absolutely wanted to stay anyway.
It was a very interesting bunch of comment from the manager, who’s enjoyed a little bit of a boost from the Livingston win in midweek, and while not getting carried away with that result, was most certainly happy with Davies and by exalting the left-sided CB, indirectly rejected John Souttar after criticising the team, pre-Davies, for conceding some poor goals.
He went on:
This is about the worst thing John Souttar could have heard, but it is hard to argue with Rangers’ defensive record the past four matches.
Beale has clearly made his decision, Rangers’ defensive partnership under him will remain Connor Goldson and Ben Davies.