Ridvan Yilmaz’ Rangers time may be running out after Beale decision

Ridvan Yilmaz’ Rangers time may be running out after Beale decision
NAPLES, ITALY - OCTOBER 26: Matteo Politano of Napoli challenges Ridvan Yilmaz of Rangers during the UEFA Champions League group A match between SSC Napoli and Rangers FC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on October 26, 2022 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

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.

Beale said:

“It came down to Dujon, Tav, Adam Devine and Borna and Ridvan who’d played 20 minutes all season up until I made that call. Ridvan is a player I like, I think he has a bright future at the club, he ended last season ever so well but he’s not been able to knock out the games. When it comes to picking that squad with the limitations you have and he unfortunately missed out.”

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?

We’ll see.

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