Steven Davis dumps Rangers’ £10M as youngsters shine

Steven Davis dumps Rangers’ £10M as youngsters shine
Rangers' Belgian-born Nigerian striker #09 Cyriel Dessers celebrates at the end of the UEFA Europa League group C football match between Glasgow Rangers and Real Betis at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 21, 2023. Glasgow Rangers won 1 - 0 against Real Betis. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

If anything highlighted the staggering damage Michael Beale did to Rangers more than the visitors’ win at St Mirren, we’d love to know what it is.

What are we on about?

The promising young Zak Lovelace sadly had to be removed with what looks like a bad injury, and with Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers on the bench, interim manager Steven Davis instead went for Ross McCausland.

With a chance to bring on anywhere between £3M and £9M worth of striking ‘talent’, Davis ignored both the Nigerian and the Dutchman to bring McCausland on instead.

In short?

The Mick wasted basically £15M on those two and Danilo, when none of the above are even as good as our own youngsters.

McCausland had a good outing, one lovely flick in particular impressing, while Dessers eventually got his chance to come on and obviously choked a blatant 1 on 1.

Lovelace too had had a fine performance, probably shining most of anyone in Rangers’ colours, and he too is one of our youngsters.

It showed some small bravery on Davis’ part to dump both Lammers and Dessers and give Lovelace his chance – and he took it. Sadly he had to go off with what may be a nasty one.

But to then look to the bench and bring on another kid, who also impressed, showed every inch that Beale absolutely squandered our millions on expensive foreign rubbish who can’t even match our own kids.

This is diabolical.

The man was given diabolical free reign, and the board’s backing and trust, to build his own Rangers – and boy did he absolutely wreck the club.

Cifuentes, despite his reputation, also looks like a complete fail, offering very little in the middle at the moment. We hope he can come good but we do wonder what he’s doing here.

But ultimately Davis ‘dissed’ Lammers and Dessers, and if little else shows how bad a manager Michael Beale was, that’s it.

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  1. Anyone noticed Cifuentes has literally no pace at all ? I know CM usually arent quickest, but he seems ultra slow, when hes chasing a 50/50 he never gets to it first and when hes on the ball the opponents always catch up to him. I know hes still young but hes not a 15mill rated player.

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