By Mike Slater

2nd May, 2021 | 3:08pm

Stuart McCall savages Jack Simpson in heavy Rangers win v Celtic

Stuart McCall has savaged Rangers defender Jack Simpson despite his side crushing Celtic 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The winter signing came into the starting XI to replace Filip Helander, with the Swedish international likely out for the remainder of the season.

Celtic went down to 10 men early in the clash at Ibrox, but Odsonne Edouard still managed to cause Simpson plenty of problems.

Speaking during live coverage of the Old Firm on BBC Sport, McCall wasn’t best pleased with what he saw from the defender on numerous occasions.

“It’s not good enough again from Jack Simpson unfortunately,” he said.

“Odsonne Edouard mishits his shot. He should do better.”

Not good enough?

Simpson hasn’t had the best of starts to life at Ibrox since arriving from Bournemouth, but it can’t have been easy to impress in a side who have only lost domestically twice all season.

Getting your way into the side is one thing, but impressing enough to keep that spot is another, and it may be a case of trying too hard.

Add this fragile display to the penalty he handed St Johnstone in the 1-1 draw a couple of weeks ago, and it isn’t looking good.

Being involved in this 4-1 win, regardless of how Simpson performed will hand him the world of confidence within the dressing room.

Simpson still has much to give, and we are confident that he will start to show it between now and the end of the season with Helander and Leon Balogun likely sidelined.

In other Rangers news, this is how Alex McLeish predicted the Old Firm clash; did he get close to the actual scoreline?