Tav and Goldson could be on borrowed Rangers time

Tav and Goldson could be on borrowed Rangers time
Rangers' English defender Connor Goldson (R) speaks with Rangers' English defender James Tavernier (L) during the UEFA Europa League Semi-final, second leg football match between Rangers and RB Leipzig at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on May 5, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers fans are taking a lot of pearls of wisdom from last night’s impressive point in Prague – Philippe Clement switched the formation and tactically got it correct, even if the visitors were toothless for the bulk of the game.

But as Clement himself and Ibrox Noise have repeated – when the new boss came in, it was a blank slate for the players to prove themselves, start afresh, start anew, and everything which went before was erased.

This applied very much to James Tavernier and Connor Goldson as much as anyone else.

And v Hibs, Tavernier especially had a strong match, looking a lot more like what he’d need to to keep his place under this no-nonsense manager.

But sadly, last night, in Prague, of all five defenders PC put out in the new 3-5-2 formation, it was Tavernier who offered by a distance the least, and his old mate Goldson who came painfully close to costing the travelling Ibrox giants the hard-earned point with a gigantic gaffe.

So what does this mean?

The clean slate started pre-Hibs. Clement is still talking about it because he needs time, but he was very clear that ‘stupid’ defending and players who weren’t living up to the demands wouldn’t be tolerated.

Last night would have been eye-opening to the manager who clearly won’t tolerate such poor displays from the captain.

Now, Tav has protection – there is absolutely no one fit and available to take his place. Leon Balogun is still regaining fitness, and Dujon Sterling is out with a knock. Tav, for now, has immunity due to lack of alternatives.

Goldson too, is not looking over his shoulder either. Rangers have just he, Souttar and Davies at the back – Balogun, as mentioned, is regaining fitness.

So the options are pathetic, quite frankly, thanks to the abysmal Mick and his diabolical management.

But we do sense in the window there will be some major changes.

There just isn’t a lot this manager can do with personnel changes right now, and fans will just have to accept that until the likes of Balogun, Sterling et al are actually fit, we’re stuck with the Taverniers and Goldsons.

But we’re not sure these two and some others will survive January.

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  1. Well thats really up to them,put a shift in or your out simple as
    PC wont tolerate slackers👏👏👏

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