After an underwhelming 1-0 win at home to Dundee in the Scottish League Cup in midweek, where the home faithful even booed off their team despite advancing to the semi-finals, Van Bronckhorst needed a big performance from his side against Livingston this afternoon.
He did not get it, though, as the Gers failed to put pressure on bitter rivals Celtic at the top of the Premiership table with two dropped points at home.
The Transfer Tavern have used statistical experts SofaScore to analyse who Rangers’ three worst outfield performers (to have played at least 60 minutes) were on the day, and whether they should keep their place in the team for the Light Blues’ next outing.
Colak was not at his best against Livingston and was given a 6.9 rating.
The striker fluffed a player-high seven chances, with just one of them on target, and was also unsuccessful in three of his duels, while giving possession away three times.
Despite his efforts on goal, he was starved of service at times, only managing 25 touches of the ball, but the Light Blues would have hoped that he could convert at least one of his shots on goal.
Tillman was largely ineffective in an attacking midfield role for the Teddy Bears, picking up a 6.7 rating.
The Bayern Munich loanee recorded no shots on target, had just 54 touches of the ball despite playing the whole match and made just one key pass.
If that was not enough, he also got himself a yellow card in the first half and lost a team-high 14 of his duels in total, giving away possession 12 times.
With just a 6.6 overall rating, Arfield was rated as the team’s worst performer by Sofascore. He lost three of his duels, made just one key pass, committed one foul and lost possession five times.
With some of the firepower that Van Bronckhorst had on his bench, all three players could be sweating over their starting places for their next fixture against Napoli in midweek, and the Rangers boss will surely be tempted to change it up after the last two disappointing performances.