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Rangers Matchday: Jon Flanagan really must be dropped

Rangers Matchday: Jon Flanagan really must be dropped

After finishing the first stage of the Scottish Premiership in style, Gers’ boss Gerrard will look to finish the season on a high note and stop bitter rivals Celtic from winning the title for as long as they possibly can. 

After the impressive 0-3 away win against Motherwell, Steven Gerrard can begin to look onto next season and how he can improve the chances of winning the league next season.

With the split happening, Rangers now only have five games remaining to their season, the next one being a trip away to face Hearts. Despite the team looking so sharp against Motherwell, Gerrard will be aware of one particular performance that seemed the be a level below everyone else.

Here we take a look at a couple of changes the Englishman should make.

Drop J0n Flanagan 

A season full of ups and downs has seen Jon Flanagan, who is valued at £1.58 million (as per Transfermarkt), turn from one of the best players in the side to the worst week after week. His inclusion during the last two weeks in the starting line up has only provided the Gers with a yellow card and not a lot more.

His performance against Motherwell was notably one of his worst, looking slow and seeming to be beaten to every ball, there will be no surprise to see the English defender sitting on the bench come the restart of games.

Start Borna Barisic 

Not being included in the last three games has led many to wonder just when Barisic will be seen back in the starting eleven. After having a solid start to the season under Gerrard, there will be no complaints to see the Croatian retain his place back in the side replacing an under par Flanagan.

It will be an interesting end to the season for Rangers, as much as wanting to finish on a high, with second place all but secure, it may be a good time for Gerrard to begin experimenting with his squad for next season.

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