Yesterday, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers lost away at Livingston to take their away record in the Scottish Premier League to two points out of a possible 12. The fans are far from pleased with that and have been dissecting the defeat away at Almondvale, with Joe Worrall coming in for a fair bit of criticism.
Awful performance and awful result
Players deserve every single bit of criticism they will get from today, lacklustre & no where near good enough
The honeymoon period is over, domestically it’s not good enough in the league, 2 from 12 away from home is terrible
Wake up call
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) September 30, 2018
It’s easy to forget that young Joe Worrall is only 21-years-old. However, for a lot of supporters, that’s no excuse. The defender has been brought in on-loan from Nottingham Forest and the fans will be desperate to see him find some form quickly or he could be stuck on the bench behind Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic for the majority of his loan spell at Ibrox.
here’s no way you can pin a defeat onto one man, and the Gers aren’t blaming the 21-year-old defender solely for the defeat, but he was one of the poorest performers on the day and it was clear to see that he stood out for his poor performance. Alongside Worrall, Steven Gerrard also came under fire for his management of the defeat. It was, of course, his decision to rest Katic for Worrall and the fans haven’t forgotten that either.
You can read The Bluenoses’ thoughts on Worrall here:
Why do we keep rotating center halves,worrall was terrible today,Katic must play every week if fit.
— Thomas McEwan (@thenextday13) September 30, 2018
Katic should never have been dropped in my eyes for Worrall. ! don’t rate him
— jim young (@jimyoun50577514) 30 September 2018
Tactics again for me, time we go route one away from home………plus Worrall absolute !!!!!
— Sir Davos (@SirDave2010) 30 September 2018
Worrall I thought was awful slow in passing silly mistakes
— i_c_idiots (@timmys_tears) September 30, 2018
Worrall out ball was crap .
Katic needs to come back in .
Only pass Mark for me was Ryan Kent
— Jock Mackie (@jockmackie6) September 30, 2018
Worrall today was very poor again, not sure he's good enough TBH.
No point playing 2 up Kent or Middleton the better option for me.
Can't wait for Eros gets fully fit we need him opening up teams.
No need to wet ourselves, 2 big games coming up, Win both and we will be fine
— Robbie Wilson (@robertw1690) October 1, 2018
Don't know why we keep playing worral in away games start with Katic and goldson and bring him on when we are comfortably winning
— Daz84 (@_daz84) September 30, 2018
The fans will be hoping that Katic comes in for Worrall for their Europa League clash against Rapid Wein on Thursday as they aim to bounce back from yesterday’s disappointment.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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