Kris Boyd has slaughtered Rangers defender Nikola Katic for his performance against St. Johnstone on Sunday.

The former Ibrox hitman has even gone as far as to suggest that the Croatian’s outing was the worst he can remember from a Gers centre-back.

The 23-year-old was to blame for St. Johnstone’s opener in the 2-2 draw, horrendously fluffing a clearance that subsequently allowed Callum Hendry to break through and open the scoring.


But his display was littered with a whole host of issues, and Boyd was quick to emphasise just how poor he was.

Speaking on Sky Sports, as per the Scottish Sun, he said: “If that was once today that that happened, you could say he was unfortunate there.

“It was three or four times from Nikola Katic today, if he was heading up in the air, if he was kicking it up in the air.

“For me, personally, I struggle to find a worse 90 minutes from a Rangers centre-half, I’m sorry.

“I just thought from start to finish, it wasn’t good enough.

“For me, it doesn’t matter. I can stand here until the cows come home and I won’t change my mind.

“It was the worst 90 minutes I have seen from a Rangers centre-half that I can remember.”

How bad was Katic against St. Johnstone?

It’s never nice to pile in on a player, especially when he will know better than anyone just how poor he was yesterday, but sometimes criticism like this is unavoidable.

Making a mistake is bad enough, but Katic repeatedly looked shaky and off the pace.

Clearances were sliced, challenges were weak, and fundamental opportunities to deal with danger were missed.

Of course, he was not the sole cause of the Gers’ downfall yesterday, and you could just as easy point to the hatful of chances squandered by Alfredo Morelos or Ryan Jack’s uncharacteristically inefficient display in the centre of the park as a significant reason.

But Katic’s performance was particularly worrisome, and was marked by him losing the ball eight times in his own half, as per Wyscout.

He must do better in the future, or his place could be in serious jeopardy – if it isn’t already.

In other Rangers news, ‘Remarkable’ – Chris Sutton lashes out at Gers boss Gerrard in Twitter jibe.


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