Michael Beale has confirmed he has no preferred choice for left back and is now completely torn between Borna Barisic and Ridvan Yilmaz. The Rangers manager, speaking at his pre-Dons presser, was discussing the depth at the back, and when asked on the status of the Croat and the Turk, had this to say:
But then asked on the situation at LB specifically he added:
In other words, Michael Beale is undecided between both of them and has no first pick in that area, not helped by the fact that neither of them are definitively fit – Borna with his little niggle, Ridvan still not fully fit after a long layoff.
Obviously a situation where two internationals are competing for a jersey is an idea scenario for any Rangers manager, Borna a Croat regular and Ridvan with many caps for Turkey too – they’re both high quality players and it’s certainly a position Rangers have strength in depth in.
However, the other side is a different matter…
But that’s for another time.