Rangers manager Steven Gerrard appears to have lost faith in Liverpool loanee and previous favourite, Sheyi Ojo.

The 22-year-old was a regular over the first half of the season making 29 appearances before the turn of the year.

Ojo was a Rangers regular under Gerrard early in the season, impressing in the Europa League qualifiers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, he’s only featured in five of the Gers’ eleven fixtures in 2020, making just a solitary start.

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Ojo last turned out as a sub during the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen at Ibrox on 1 February, meaning he hasn’t played a part in the last six fixtures and has regularly been left out of matchday squads.

It’s a big change in circumstances, considering that Ojo was a go-to man during the early part of the season and then from the bench following the signing of Ryan Kent.

Gerrard has been criticised for not making enough changes in the face of Rangers’ wretched domestic form and a lot of that has been warranted.



Yet, in Ojo, there’s at least one player who appears to have paid the price for a lack of contributions.

The loanee has five goals and seven assists across his time at Ibrox, but only four assists and a solitary goal since August [Transfermarkt].

Ojo scored a stunning winner against Feyenoord but other contributions have been few and far between. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Clearly, those results aren’t up to scratch and if he’s not getting a game amid the team’s current struggles, it’s hard to see how he gets back in between now and the end of the campaign.

There’s clearly talent there, with his winning goal against Feyenoord in September right out of the top drawer.

But the manager has seemingly run out of patience, with the likes of Florian Kamberi and Greg Stewart now his go-to men off the bench.

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