That is according to former Scottish top-flight striker Frank McAvennie.
The Lowdown: Ever-growing injury list
The Light Blues secured an emphatic 4-1 victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox last weekend, but their spirits were dampened when Ridvan Yilmaz was forced off the pitch less than ten minutes into the game after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Kemar Roofe, Tom Lawrence and John Souttar are among seven other players also currently sidelined at Ibrox, leaving Van Bronckhorst with limited options in a number of areas within the squad.
The Latest: McAvennie’s sympathy
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie had some sympathy for Van Bronckhorst and claimed that not all of Rangers’ current on-field problems are down to the manager.
The 62-year-old said: “First of all I feel sorry for him. He has got bad injuries. He has got two players at the back who should not be there. [Ben] Davies and [Leon] King should not be playing together.
“He is trying to put [James] Sands in midfield to shore it up, it is not working.
“They might be good players for the future but they were absolutely slaughtered by [Giovanni] Simeone against Napoli. When Rangers lose the ball and they just stroll about.“
The Verdict: Right man for the job
Van Bronckhorst has been under increasing pressure of late, but there’s absolutely no way that he should be sacked.
The Dutchman has won 41 and drawn ten of his 64 matches in charge, averaging an excellent 2.08 points per game, not to mention that he led his side to Scottish Cup glory and the Europa League final last season (Transfermarkt).
Whilst the Gers do have an extensive number of absences, they are only four points away from Celtic at the top of the table, and it could take just one slip-up from their rivals to capitalise and reduce the deficit.
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