Mateusz Zukowski’s post Rangers career is not exactly going to plan with one Polish football pundit labelling the Slask Wroclaw wideman the ‘worst in the league right now’. 

With five wins in their last five in the Polish Ekstraklasa – and with Mateusz Zukowski featuring in all of them – the summer signing from Rangers has certainly played his part with pacesetters Slask Wroclaw sitting pretty at the top of the table. 

A terrific run of form from the early league leaders is still not saving Zukowski from criticism, however, reporter Filip Trokielewicz swinging the axe after the Poland U21 international failed to create a single chance while completing only 43 per cent of his attempted crosses during the recent 3-1 win at Puszcza Niepolomice. 

Slask’s outstanding form, it seems, may be despite Zukowski, rather than because of him.

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Mateusz Zukowski yet to shine after Rangers exit

“Mateusz Zukowski is probably the worst winger in the league right now,” Trokeilewicz writes on Twitter, pulling no punches.  

“It is difficult to point out any advantage (he brings to the team).

“Zukowski’s kicking of the ball is a scandal,” Filip Macuda chimes in

A £400,000 signing from Legia Gdansk in January 2022, Zukowski arrived at Rangers as a right-back but is earning a living in an all-new role since returning to his native Poland. Zukowski has played five of his seven games for Slask Wroclaw as a left-winger, though how long he stays there remains to be seen with neither a goal nor an assist to his name thus far. 

‘He will give us a lot of quality’

“We want Mateusz Zukowski to play to his strengths,” Slask coach Jacek Magiera said when asked to explain the youngster’s new-look role on the opposite flank. 

“Dribbling, carrying the ball, shooting from a distance. I keep repeating that this is a boy who needs to be unlocked when it comes to his head. We are working on it, and he will give us a lot of quality.

“So, let’s give him time. Just like everyone else.”

It seems neither Macuda nor Trokeilewicz got Magiera’s memo, however. 

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