Rangers got rid of Antonio Colak in the summer because his biggest perceived weakness was that he couldn’t link play, but, like Kyogo Furuhashi, he could score goals.
The Celtic striker had another Old Firm game where he was almost totally anonymous and yet he walked off the pitch as the match winner, Cyriel Dessers and Kemar Roofe had to make do with just walking off the pitch as Michael Beale went to plan B.
In the summer, Rangers fans were promised something different in attack, thoughts of a player like Kyogo who could be relied upon to take the chances, instead, we are no further forward in who our Alfredo Morelos replacement is.
Rangers need to find their answer to Kyogo
The biggest difference between the two sides is that Celtic don’t worry about Kyogo not doing anything whereas when Rangers were struggling for form, it was all Antonio Colak’s fault.
Football just doesn’t work like that.
Michael Beale seems intent on playing with two forwards but neither being a similar profile to Kyogo.
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Someone who will play on the last man, be there for the tap ins and score when the odds are against them.
When domestic football returns after the international break, Rangers, and Michael Beale, have to reset.
A rethink over the next couple of weeks is required to acknowledge what isn’t working and how it can be fixed.
A quick look at Kyogo’s record in Scotland and against Rangers maybe isn’t a bad place to start