Rangers fringe man Matt Polster made a rare appearance in yesterday’s defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle – and Gers fans want the American to start ahead of Jon Flanagan in Wednesday’s clash with Ross County.
Polster replaced Flanagan at half-time yesterday and caught the eye as one of the few Rangers players to get pass marks as Hearts came back from a goal down to win 2-1.
The former Chicago Fire star has barely featured since signing 12 months ago but Flanagan’s shocking performance at Tynecastle has led to calls for him to be replaced.
With James Tavernier still sidelined through injury, Gerrard will have a decision to make ahead of Wednesday’s game and, after replacing Flanagan at half-time, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a change at right-back.
The American showed far more willingness to get forward after replacing Flanagan and looks much more comfortable in possession then Gerrard’s former team-mate.
While Tavernier will be back in action soon enough, fans want to see Polster involved on Wednesday – with one saying he offers a “gargantuan amount” more than Flanagan.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans after the American impressed at Tynecastle:
On this evidence Polster should be knocking on the door of the first team, not 4th choice.
— ShotasDiscoShoes (@ShotaDiscoShoes) January 26, 2020
Polster and Goldson maybe about the only 2 pass marks today?
— Steely (@OhItsSteely) January 26, 2020
If the rumours are true that we're letting Polster go, should be immediately putting the breaks on that.
He's a decent back up, it's Flanagan who can't cut it unfortunately.
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) January 26, 2020
First time I’ve really seen Matt Polster in action…He offers a gargantuan amount more than Jon Flanagan
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) January 26, 2020
Polster showing hes far superior to Flanagan. Just a shame hes not the managers mate 🙃
— Adam. 🤙 (@AdamGlover1872) January 26, 2020
Whether he can do it consistently might be another question but Polster put in a 'decent backup' performance today. This notion of Flanagan being capable of such hopefully put to bed.
— . (@Footballstewart) January 26, 2020
Polster, Jones, Arfield and morelos all must start Wednesday night!
— S A Y E R S (@sayersy1872) January 27, 2020
I was critical of Polster coming on but offers more than Flanagan. Should he start games until Tav is fit
— Cheryl (@gers_chezza) January 26, 2020