Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has told the Evening Times that he doesn’t think Kilmarnock’s Alan Power didn’t try to hurt Ryan Jack in the weekend draw between the sides.
Power was booked when he took Jack out with a high boot to the head but Arfield insists he was trying to win the ball.
“I think he goes for the ball to be fair to him, I think he catches Jacko and gets a yellow card,” Arfield said.
“I don’t think he tries to take Jacko’s face off. It’s just an incident where Jacko is brave and puts his head there for the club and the team. It is one of those things.”
The Rangers ace was ok to continue and showed no lasting damage.
Gers manager Steven Gerrard suggested at full-time that Power could be cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer.
With referees a hot topic in Scottish football just now, the decision to only book Power raised eyebrows.
As Gerrard’s side adjust to not having Alfredo Morelos available, this will likely rumble on for a bit longer.
Jack was incredibly lucky to come away without a serious injury.
Taking a boot to the head could have left him on the sidelines as Gerrard’s side push for the title.
After playing out a 0-0 draw, the sides will meet again in nine days to find a winner to progress to the last eight.