Brandon Barker has spoken of his frustration at being sidelined by Steven Gerrard after leaving Rangers on loan in January.
Barker joined League One side Oxford United after only starting one game for Rangers in all competitions in the first half of the season.
Since moving to the Kassam Stadium, Barker’s game time has improved massively and he appears to have aimed a thinly-veiled jibe at Gerrard now he’s playing again.
Barker is quoted by Glasgow Evening Times as saying. “I’ve only just started playing regularly again, so I’m just trying to build my form and help the team out.
“When I came in, my match-fitness was really low and that’s pretty hard to take.
“When you can’t play every single game it’s quite frustrating. Now I’m in a really good place.”
Quite frankly, what did Barker expect from this season as he has never been a regular starter at Ibrox.
It seems as though Barker has found his level in League One as he has picked up one goal and one assist in two starts in England’s third tier.
When you have players like Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe available there is no way you can complain about not getting minutes when you are a player of Barker’s quality.
This season is so important for Rangers and Gerrard can’t afford to take chances on players who aren’t up to scratch.
Barker did make 13 appearances for us this season with 12 of them coming off the bench and over the 407 minutes he played he picked up two goals.
It’s not an awful return but he needs to be doing more than that if he wants regular game time at Ibrox.
He certainly shouldn’t be moaning about not getting game time now he’s found his level.
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