Rangers were seemingly making positive progress prior to the weekend and their form was provoking plenty of discussion regarding a potential title challenge, but a 1-0 defeat away at Livingston has brought both Gerrard and the club back down to earth with a bang.
Indeed, the Gers were showing plenty of promise in the SPFL with their ability to not only beat teams, but to beat them with commanding conviction. 4-0 and 5-1 victories preceded their trip to face Livingston so naturally expectations were high amongst the expectant fan base, so it was little surprise to see plenty of finger pointing in the aftermath of their 1-0 defeat.
Rangers’ failure to find the back of the net was certainly a testament to the brilliance of the newly-promoted hosts, but it also reminded Gerrard that his side have plenty of improving to do in the final-third.
Whilst every individual player was in some way responsible for the defeat, TT’s Jonny Gorrie discovered that the Rangers supporters on Twitter were particularly disgruntled with Ovie Ejaria’s performance.
And the fans had every right to express their disappointment as he has struggled to truly find his feet since moving to Ibrox.
He can be forgiven for a lack of consistency at just 20-years-old, but against a side of Livingston’s calibre he needs to be stepping up to the plate and showcasing his potential if he wants to make it at this level.
The supporters are well within their rights to expect plenty more from a player who comes from a prestigious footballing background at Liverpool, but it just goes to show that the step up to senior level is rarely a seamless transition for young players who are desperate to build a career at the highest level.
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