Swiss striker Cedric Itten returned to Rangers earlier this month to much fanfare after a spell on loan in Germany – however another dismal display against Ross County this afternoon suggests the forward’s time at Ibrox is rapidly coming to an end.
Itten was sent to Bundesliga strugglers Greuther Fürth at the start of the season before being recalled by new Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst when the transfer window reopened.
However, since returning there’s been little from the striker that suggests he has any real shot at competing with Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe or Fashion Sakala for a place in the starting XI.
Itten again struggled to get involved in the game in Dingwall, although he did play a key part in the opener scored by Amad Diallo, and was replaced by Roofe with half an hour left.
When Roofe was introduced, he immediately offered more than Itten had in the hour previously and it is glaringly obvious which of the pair should be given the nod to start against Celtic in midweek.
Itten’s struggles in Germany may well have influenced the decision to bring him back to Rangers but there’s no point in trying to fit him into a side that he doesn’t look to belong in, tactically.
Having had the proverbial rocket when he was sent out on loan, you’d have thought that when he was given a second chance Itten would have burst a gut to prove he deserved it.
While he’s only been back a short time, it just looks like more of the same from him and it wasn’t good enough first time around.
Meanwhile, Rangers U18s booked their Scottish FA Youth Cup semi spot with a dominant win over Aberdeen