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Grezda and Wallace haven’t had the impact they would have liked to have at Rangers

Grezda and Wallace haven’t had the impact they would have liked to have at Rangers

Rangers’ key players have stepped up to the plate when required this season, but other names have not had the impact that they would have wished for.

Since Rangers fell behind in the race for the Scottish Premiership, they have had to be the chaser and that requires impeccable form if they are to remain in contention for the title.

They have stuck to that very impressive form of late in the League, going unbeaten in six games and winning five of them. The performances have required the Gers’ key men to step up when called upon and so they have.

However, there have been two players that have not had the impact on this Rangers side they would have hoped for at the start of the season…

Eros Grezda

Upon recovering from an injury earlier in the season, Grezda played quite frequently up until the New Year, he was relatively consistent but his performances did not particularly catch the eye like other wingers have, using Ryan Kent as an example.

The 23-year-old has made 14 appearances across all competitions this season, but since the turn of the year, he is yet to feature on the pitch or in a matchday squad. So, his impact on the side has clearly not forced him into Steven Gerrard’s thinking.

Lee Wallace

Wallace has been a mainstay in the Rangers team over the years and after the ongoings of last season, he will have wanted to put that behind him and have a fresh start under Gerrard.

However, the 31-year-old has played just twice this season, with both appearances coming in the League. Wallace finds himself behind Borna Barisic, Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan in the pecking order so he has evidently not had the impact on Gerrard within his performances that has warranted game time in the boss’ eyes.

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