Rangers fans have criticised Scott Arfield after the player struggled once again during the win over Hamilton on Sunday afternoon. 

The 31-year-old was a standout performer for the Gers last season but has dropped his levels considerably this campaign, struggling to make contributions when deployed in an advanced role.

Arfield scored 13 goals last season but only has two so far in this. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Playing on the right and supporting Jermain Defoe this time around, Arfield was near anonymous in the first half.

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After the interval, he tried to impose himself more, but familiar issues plagued him once again.

His first touch has deserted him in recent times, while it seemed that every time he attempted a through ball, the pass failed to reach it’s intended target.

Fatigue was likely a factor as he played a full 90 minutes for Canada in Florida last weekend [Soccerway], but there has to come a point when that excuse becomes invalid.


It’s not a new revelation that Arfield lacks pace, but that becomes so much more apparent when the usually strong aspects of his play are out of sync.

Arfield looks off the pace and uncomfortable in possession. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

His game was cut short on 68 minutes when he was replaced by Sheyi Ojo, who himself struggled to make an impact.

The ex-Burnley man bore the brunt of the supporter’s criticism, though, with many suggesting it’s now time he was taken out of the team altogether.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter: 


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