Rangers may have eased past FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, but fans were far from happy with what they saw from Jon Flanagan in their second-leg win on Thursday evening.
FULL-TIME: Rangers 3-1 Midtjylland (Agg 7-3)
Another @EuropaLeague victory at Ibrox.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 15, 2019
Steven Gerrard’s side coasted to a 7-3 aggregate victory after putting the Danes to the sword with a comfortable 3-1 winning performance at Ibrox and will meet Legia Warsaw in the next stage of the competition.
Alfredo Morelos grabbed a brace with Sheyi Ojo bagging one in between, but an error by Flanagan meant Evander could grab the visitors a consolation goal with just under 20 minutes to go.
The 26-year-old was playing in his first match of the current campaign this season (Transfermarkt) – having made 30 appearances last season – after Borna Barisic was left out of the squad for the second game in a row. Football Scotland had questioned the Croatia international’s position in the Rangers side following their 6-1 thumping of Hibernian last weekend.
Rangers News are of the feeling that Flanagan may have cemented his place as Gerrard’s first-choice left-back and felt that he had a rather reasonable outing on Thursday night in their player ratings.
Giving him a six, they wrote: “The former Liverpool man looks to have nailed himself as first-choice at left-back and played well enough without ever excelling. Mistake led to Midtjylland’s goal.”
However, it would appear fans were far from sharing the same opinion as many took to Twitter to slam him for his performance against the Danish outfit.
Plenty of them felt the ex-Liverpool defender was not good enough to play for them and were not convinced about his ability.
Here are just some of their reactions to Flanagan’s performance on Thursday…
Great performance. Goldson and katic both brilliant. Alfie was alfie and thought jack and Davis were outstanding! Arfield was poor and we badly need a left back, Flanagan puts us in trouble more times than he gets us out of it!
— Craig Borland (@CraigBorland___) August 15, 2019
Rangers looking very impressive
Lots of energy and passion
Only worry for me is the full back areas, caught out often and Flanagan is not good enough for me
Work still to be done, but looking stronger than last season
— Smiffy (@Stu_Blue_54AC) August 15, 2019
We 100% need a left back. I know he puts in a challenge and has fight but Jon Flanagan is an absolute nightmare.
— King Kamara (@BenRFC3) August 15, 2019
Jon Flanagan again. World of nope.
— Spacegirlgail (@spacegirlgail) August 15, 2019
naw m8, still have that self destruct button as Flanagan has just proved for their goal
— The Rangers Bluenose® (@RangersBluenose) August 15, 2019
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I’m gonna be the one to have to say it am I? Jon Flanagan is not good at soccer
— ADAM (@AdamGlover1872) August 15, 2019