Rangers have played a different combination of forwards in almost every fixture so far despite no new arrivals after the season kicked off and Craig Moore is far from impressed.

Danilo was last to arrive and was on form for Feyenoord but he has yet to be given a proper run of games.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, title winning former Rangers centre-half Craig Moore saw plenty of signings come and go in his playing career at Ibrox and has a word of warning for under fire Michael Beale.

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The Gers boss either doesn’t trust who he has signed or isn’t sure about the right combinations, either way, it doesn’t look good.

Neither does having to rip up the game plan almost every week during games where plan A isn’t working.

Rangers rotation part of the problem claims Craig Moore

Ex-Rangers skipper Craig Moore, speaking after the dismal Old Firm defeat believes that the manager is part of the problem:

“I know managers have a difficult job in terms of the number of games, this early in the season, you know, it’s about playing your better players and best team and letting them build and build those partnerships.

“Hopefully when, you’re in a good position to go on and make the changes later on in matches.

“Players are prepped now to play 50-60 matches, at this stage of the season for rotation and chopping and changing, I certainly don’t think it’s helped this team so far in this early stage off the season.

“He needs a near perfect run to be able to turn this around.”

Rangers won plenty when Craig Moore was at the club and he is right, if Beale had more conviction with the players that he signed, you would understand more about what he is trying to do.

Instead, it looks like he is throwing ideas at the tactics board and hoping that something sticks.

What doesn’t help is reports like the one that saw Rabbi Matondo allowed to leave only for him then to start a key Old Firm derby.

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Surely Beale would have known whether or not he was going to play him this season?

Again, it’s a change of direction that suggests the manager is hoping something works rather than having a plan that he believes in.

When the domestic action returns on the other side of the international break, Michael Beale has to set Rangers up in a system that will get the best out of our best players, and he has to stick to it.

It’s the only way that the players are going to adapt to whatever it is he is trying to achieve.

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