Rangers will be welcoming Legia Warsaw to Ibrox next Thursday and the tie, and a place in the Europa League group stages, is still all to play for after the Gers secured a 0-0 draw away in Poland, although it could have been better.
87' SUB: Jermain Defoe and Glen Kamara come on to replace Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield | 0-0
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 22, 2019
The change above itself doesn’t seem to be an issue amongst fans, it was how long it took the former Liverpool skipper to make them. Gerrard’s only flutter with the substitutes came in the form of a double change in the 87th minute, and as things obviously weren’t working with the game goalless, these fans weren’t pleased.
Indeed, Alfredo Morelos was only handed a 6/10 for his performance by the Scottish Sun, whereas Arfield only did a bit better with a 7/10, so it’s not as if there was a great case to suggest either player was really taking the game by the scruff of the neck.
You can read the Gers’ thoughts on Gerrard’s late changes here:
17 minutes too late.
— Allan Beattie (@AllanBeattie88) August 22, 2019
Took your time
— Declan (@Declan_72) August 22, 2019
Bit late lads
— Ryan (@VerzyFPS) August 22, 2019
27 minutes later…..
— (@LiamWATP) August 22, 2019
— Ethan (@EthanGroat_) August 22, 2019
3 mins lads aye give them time to make an impact good one
— Jim (@_JamesBrand) August 22, 2019
Why now and no earlier and try for a goal when it clearly wasn’t working
— Graham (@RangersGTM) August 22, 2019
Obviously, these Bluenoses were far from happy, as you can quite clearly see, and it’s up to Gerrard to make sure he doesn’t leave it too late next Thursday.
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