New Rangers signing Cyriel Dessers is struggling to replace the goalscoring void left behind by Antonio Colak as boos ring out at Ibrox in the defeat to Celtic.
The 28-year-old striker join on a deal reported to be somewhere in the region of £4.5m from Serie A side Cremonese.
To make way for Cyriel Dessers in the Rangers squad, Michael Beale shipped out the unfancied Antonio Colak in a £2.5m transfer to Italian Serie B club Parma.
With Colak having scored 18 goals for Rangers last season, Cyriel Dessers’ first task was to replace the goals left behind by the Croatian’s exit but so far the Nigerian international is yet to produce.
Whilst we’re not suggesting Colak was in anyway the answer, Rangers have lost a substantial amount of goals from last side’s team and so far the club’s summer signings are not stepping up to replace them.
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Cyriel Dessers doubts turn into Ibrox boos
Once again trusted over Brazilian striker Danilo Pereira da Silva, Cyriel Dessers started in the Old Firm defeat to Celtic but failed to overcome a growing frustration from the Ibrox stands.
Caught offside in the opening minute as Rangers looked to have raced into an early lead, the ex-Feyenoord frontman had another disappointing day in the blue of Rangers.
The striker’s confidence also must’ve taken quite the bashing when boos rang out at Ibrox around the hour mark when Michael Beale looked to make some substitutions.
Whilst the reaction of the Rangers support to Kemar Roofe being subbed instead of Cyriel Dessers speaks volumes about a lack of belief in Michael Beale, it also speaks volumes about a lack of belief in the the club’s new number 9.
The Rangers jersey is a very heavy one, weighed down further by that particular number, and the fact that Cyriel Dessers is yet to replace Antonio Colak, let alone improve on him, is ominous.