Barry Ferguson pleased with Rangers substitution v Hibs
Rangers came from behind to win 2-1 against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership clash on Sunday at Ibrox.
Hibs took an early lead inside 10 minutes through Kevin Nisbet, but Rangers equalised through Kemar Roofe while Alfredo Morelos scored the winning goal.
Former Gers hero, Barry Ferguson, has been left impressed with the substitution Steven Gerrard made during the game.
In the second half, Roofe came on for Glen Kamara and made a big impact. Ferguson also praised Steven Davis who added “calmness” in the middle of the park.
“The substitutions, I thought Roofe made a difference but bringing Davo [Steven Davis] on for the last 10 minutes, just to calm the game down,” said Ferguson on Go Radio.
“He brings a real calmness to the place when it starts getting a bit edgy. It’s 2-1, last 10 minutes and Hibs had a few free-kicks, so that was a really good substitution.”
Rangers haven’t been at their best this season and they have failed to match the standards they had set last term.
They have struggled in Europe, and have dropped points in the league. However, they have managed to stay on top of the league, and churn our results even when not playing at their best.
It was a huge win for the Ibrox outfit and the reaction from Gerrard after the match was an indication of what it meant to him.
The biggest talking point of the match was Ryan Porteous’ sending off for his challenge on Joe Aribo that sparked big controversy.
Popular pundit Tam McManus has heavily criticised the decision from referee Nick Walsh. Hibs have launched an appeal against the red card, and it may not be rescinded.