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Rangers: Frank McAvennie urges Giovanni van Bronckhorst to drop Malik Tillman

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Former Scottish Premiership striker turned pundit Frank McAvennie has urged Giovanni van Bronckhorst to drop Malik Tillman for Glasgow Rangers.

The Lowdown: Poor Anfield showing

Tillman put in a poor performance last time out in the 2-0 loss away at Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

The attacking midfielder recorded no shots on goal or dribbles, made just three accurate passes and only managed a mere 18 touches of the ball in total throughout the entire game (SofaScore).

He was heavily criticised for his work rate in the match, and so there are question marks over his form going into their clash at home to St. Mirren in the league on Saturday afternoon.

The Latest: Van Bronckhorst ‘has to drop’ Tillman

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie has claimed that Van Bronckhorst ‘has to drop’ Tillman ahead of their next fixture, and suggested that there may be an agreement with Bayern Munich that he has to play a certain number of games, which he dubbed ‘ridiculous’:

He is not having the best of times at the moment.

But there might be something in his agreement that he has got to play, which I think is ridiculous. If that is there the manager has to try and get it out of the contract because he has to drop him.

Gio has got to be able to say, ‘you’re not playing well, you’re not playing’.“

The Verdict: Take out of the firing line

Following Tuesday’s poor performance, Van Bronckhorst should be looking to take Tillman out of the firing line.

There is a lot of pressure to perform having come from a club like Bayern, and while he showed signs of early promise, with three goal contributions in August, he has only managed one assist since then (Transfermarkt).

Nonetheless, Tillman has only missed one match in both the league and Champions League combined so far this season, and so Saturday could be the best time to give him a rest.

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