Michael Beale has addressed properly the shambles of Ridvan Yilmaz’ struggling Rangers career after the young Turk was controversially left out of the Europa League squad for the season amid the ex-Besiktas defender’s latest injury situation.
Yilmaz, with a paltry 16 appearances for Rangers this season and last, has been unable to sustain any significant run at Ibrox at all, albeit managing a good Split towards the tail-end of 22/23 and looking at last like he was about to truly make his mark at Ibrox.
Unfortunately, injury has again derailed the left-back and he’s been absent from the bulk of all matches, curiously making the Celtic one and managing 25 minutes in it.
Whether that’s a ‘kick on’ we have big doubt, and we’ll find out tomorrow on Rangers’ team sheet if the Turk is finally over the injuries that have dogged his Govan spell.
Indeed there has been no consistency there from Ridvan, and Beale decided he was better off outside the UEL squad.
The manager further explained the Turk, like the other ones who missed out, isn’t exactly happy about being omitted but ‘understands’.
Can he ever get his foot in the Rangers door and put a run together?