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.
Playing on the right and supporting Jermain Defoe this time around, Arfield was near anonymous in the first half.
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.
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:
Very average performance but points in the bag, please stop playing Arfield wide though just to “fit him in” it’s not working and hasn’t been for months, we need Jones fit asap.
— Preston (@steviep1979) November 24, 2019
Arfield will have to consider his international career with Canada if he wants to see out his Rangers contract. Was non existent today. Aribo had a tidy match, but in a game like today needs to offer a lot more. Stewart would have been a better option than Ojo.
— Davie fae Durban (@DAndrewPratt) November 24, 2019
😂😂.. I consistently never shows up
— magic (@whytey0912) November 24, 2019
Needs to be the end of Arfield playing in that position. If Ojo and Jones done show up in next 10 games before the break we need to sign someone in that position in January.
Kent showing why we paid that money for him 👏👏👏 Jack outstanding as usual
— Ankaragucu-Iskocya (@Kankagroup) November 24, 2019
Have to be honest from what I have seen this season, with the exception of a game or two, Arfield is a waste of a jersey, looks way of the pace of games, whilst his link up play is sloppy.
— Craig Cassells (@MitzisLapdog) November 24, 2019
Time for Scotty Arfield to decide whether it’s Canada or Rangers.
Another below-par performance today, he’s too all-energy at his age to be able to put 100% in for both.
— 𝙍𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙑𝙞𝙚𝙬 (@Rangers_View) November 24, 2019
Last thing, the Arfield performances are becoming a real problem. It's been the entire season and we're almost halfway through.
Anonymous again today.
— SevcOjo (@Pena_Cartel) November 24, 2019
Announce docherty as he can’t do worse than arfield
— aidan (@aidan72_) November 24, 2019
I dont even think you can say Arfield was awful. That implied he actually touched the football. Completely anonymous. Kent and Jack the only stand outs
— mkgn94 (@mkgn94) November 24, 2019
Can we please stop playing arfield
— Scott (@5G_Rfc) November 24, 2019
He’ll need to do something mate, because rite now with Arfield starting, its like playing with 10 men.
— 🇬🇧 cozy1872 🇬🇧 (@cozy1873) November 24, 2019