Steven Gerrard yet again decided to put Rangers’ result at risk today and pair Joe Worrall and Connor Goldson together.
Rangers managed to overcome St Johnstone 2-1 in impressive comeback fashion at McDiarmid Park. Alfredo Morelos was the hero once again with a stunning brace – taking his season-tally to 19 goals before Christmas.
It was a game of two halves in every sense for Rangers. In the first, they were inept and couldn’t find anything to break St Johnstone down before losing a terrible goal. In the second, a couple of sensational crosses were buried emphatically by Morelos, as Rangers became a little more direct.
Yet, one of the most negative aspects of the performance had to be the pairing of Goldson and Worrall, who both looked shaky yet again.
The on-loan Englishman Worrall once again allowed the likes of Matthew Kennedy to get ahead of him far too easily. Indecision and sloppiness in his passing continues to tarnish his displays. Despite generally winning his battles in the air, the defender is just far too inconsistent.
Is Connor Goldson enjoying the partnership alongside Joe Worrall?
Alongside him, Goldson isn’t looking too confident either. A lot of the passing from the Rangers defence is going back to Allan McGregor. Goldson, of the two centre-backs, is the one who likes to step-out with the ball, but he even looks a tad nervy doing that alongside the ropey Worrall.
Nikola Katic continues to sit patiently in reerve awaiting his big chance to shine in the Rangers side. Despite that, he’s still nowhere near a first-team place.
Out of the 15 matches that Worrall has played for Rangers, the Ibrox side have conceded in 10 of them. He continues to be the catalyst of hesitancy in the defence, and has yet to put in one commanding performance for the club.
With Hibernian and Celtic just around the corner, it remains a dangerous game to play Worrall alongside Goldson. The latter remains one of Rangers’ best signings this season, but he needs some competance around him.
Another poor display by Worrall only goes to prove that he still isn’t the answer. But just when on earth will Gerrard start to agree?