Rangers fans in stitches at tabloid’s top 10 Scottish player claims
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Rangers fans in stitches at tabloid’s top 10 Scottish player claims

Rangers fans are used to disagreeing with the Daily Record by now but it seems the newspaper’s latest list has them double-checking to see if it’s a wind-up.

The newspaper and the Ibrox club are in dispute and earlier this season we saw a huge backlash to a front-page splash which started a public dispute with Ibrox media partner Heart & Hand.

Joe Aribo was Rangers’ highest rated player on the Daily Record list which has been criticised by fans. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now, many Rangers fans feel the newspaper has been showing its true colours as it tried to list the top 50 players in Scottish football from 2021.

Rangers fans stunned by Daily Record top 10 players of 2021

Only two Rangers players have made the top five players in Scotland apparently as Joe Aribo finishes second in the list and Steven Davis fifth.

Celtic – despite finishing 25 points behind Rangers last season and sitting four points behind them this campaign – have two players in the top five.

These are apparent top player Callum McGregor and 3rd best player Kyogo Furuhashi, with Portuguese winger Jota 6th.

Hearts keeper Craig Gordon finishes 4th, despite Rangers keeper Allan McGregor winning the Scottish Premiership’s Player of the Year award last season.

Hibs winger Martin Boyle (7th) is rated above Rangers trio Ryan Kent (8th), James Tavernier (9th) and Glen Kamara (10th).

Only nine Rangers players make Daily Record top 50 in Scotland

In the wider list, Rangers stars Allan McGregor (13th), Alfredo Morelos (14th), Connor Goldson (24th), Ianis Hagi (28th) have also been included.

This means the likes of Filip Helander, Scott Arfield, Borna Barisic and Fashion Sakala have not been included.

Rangers fans – naturally – have taken umbrage with the list which appears to be focused on the second half of the year:

Rangers continue to be in dispute with the newspaper as the Ibrox club take a bold and controversial approach to the press over the course of the last year or so.

Given the latest announcements in the Ibrox Boardroom too, we don’t suspect Rangers will be changing tact any time soon.

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