Rangers went into their Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon needing a big response.
Steven Gerrard made changes to his side at Ibrox, as Tommy Wright started his reign in charge of the away team against the league leaders.
It wasn’t time for Scott Wright, who was forced to keep his spot on the bench with the returning Jermain Defoe this weekend.
Cedric Itten continued to lead the line in the absence of Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos, who both are currently serving their bans.
The Swiss forward wasn’t at his best in the 1-1 draw against Hamilton last weekend and didn’t start much better against Killie either.
The likes of Gerrard and Alex McLeish believe that he was let down by his teammates in that draw, and the same could be said during the first half today.
Itten was often shockingly isolated in the final third, with the likes of Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi not getting forward enough to cause the away side major problems.
The one time Itten did interchange well, James Tavernier’s goal was ruled out for offside, although replays showed it was a dodgy call from the officials.
Many Rangers fans have reacted to the first-half performance of Itten against Kilmarnock, and it is fair to say they weren’t impressed with what they saw.
The majority will clearly be delighted when Morelos returns next week, and Roofe the following week after their retrospective bans are completed.
Ibrox News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Yer man kamberi was better than itten ffs
— Ben Davidson (@bendavidson25) February 13, 2021
For me itten needs to show more, so far looks very slow and miles of the pace
— James rfc (@jamesreid77) February 13, 2021
Itten should be doing more there
— Douglas Park (@douglaspark92) February 13, 2021
Defoe, if fit, should be starting ahead of Itten. His style of play doesn't suit how Rangers set up. An impact player and that's where it ends. Hope he proves me wrong and gets a hat-trick.
— Geek Of Cuisine 🏴 (@geekofcuisine) February 13, 2021
Hagi 2 or 3 steps ahead of Itten in his thinking… Itten too slow to realise what's going on
— James (@FPofCdAz) February 13, 2021
Second week in a row Itten is far too isolated
— AlanC (@AlanC_69) February 13, 2021
Itten is pish
— Scott Maxwell (@scott_maxwell3) February 13, 2021
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