By Saikat Mandal

20th Jan, 2022 | 7:10am

Barry Ferguson surprised Rangers players didn't protest about the penalty decision

Barry Ferguson has insisted that the Aberdeen penalty should have been retaken during their 1-1 draw against Rangers at Pittodrie on Tuesday (18 January).

Lewis Ferguson, the nephew of Barry, scored for the home side, but the Gers legend is adamant that Kevin Clancy should have asked for a retake.

He feels that the ball moved a bit as he made his run-up, though he could still hit the ball into the back of the net.

Ferguson suggests that he is surprised to see Rangers players didn’t bring flag up the situation.

The Ibrox legend told Go Radio Football Show: “I was surprised that the Rangers players didn’t go to him and mention it, because obviously when you’re standing at the edge of the box, you’re focussed on the ball and once the ball’s struck that’s when you make your move into the box, hoping that Allan McGregor can save it or it hits off a post and then you obviously clear it.

“I was surprised. It was clear that the ball moved, no doubt in my mind about that.”

Unbeaten

Giovanni van Bronkhorst still remains unbeaten in the league, although the winning streak was broken last night.

It was a tough game after the winter break and Rangers rode their luck at times. Kevin Clancy made some poor decisions during the game, including showing Ryan Kent the marching orders.

It was a disjointed performance by the visitors, and overall it’s a very ordinary performance from them.

They couldn’t win the midfield battle and ended up inviting more pressure towards the end, especially after going down to 10 men.

The absence of Joe Aribo was clearly felt. The dynamic midfielder is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations, and without him in the side, the midfield lacked sharpness, energy and innovation.

Rangers are now four points behind rivals Celtic in the league table.  The Gers have two home games coming after this, and they should be looking to return to winning ways.

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