Former Rangers forward fuming over mindless 'scissor' challenge on Scott Wright on eve of Europa League final
Andy Little was left seething at Ross County’s Jake Vokins after the left-back committed a horror “scissor” tackle on Rangers’ Scott Wright.
Remarkably, the challenge went unpunished by referee Andrew Dallas.
Wright was forced off in the 72nd minute and Giovanni van Bronkhorst will be praying he is fit for their huge Europa League final on Thursday [18, May].
Former striker Little was angry at Vokins, who had no intention of playing the ball.
Talking on RangersTV match commentary [21:00, 11 May] Little said: “That is a shocking, shocking challenge.
“I don’t understand why or what he [Vokins] is doing.
“He’s wrapped one stud on the foot and then the other one catches him after.”
Big week for Rangers
Rangers boss van Bronkhorst played a strong side in their 4-1 victory.
However, he was quick to ring the changes in the second half, utilising all of his five available substitutes.
Joe Aribo was withdrawn at half-time after being forced off injured in the win over RB Leipzig.
Aribo featured in a central position in what could be a role that he undertakes in their final in Sevilla on Thursday [18, May].
What will not please van Bronkhorst, is the lack of punishment given to some rather rash tackles from Ross County’s players.
Referee Dallas missed two red card worthy tackles.
With the score at 4-1, it was a mindless display from some of the County players, with them flying into tackles and seemingly trying to hurt their opponents.
Barring Wright, Rangers seem to have come through the encounter unscathed.
The Gers face their Scottish Premiership finale against Hearts on Saturday in a match that van Bronkhorst should rotate his side heavily.
Losing a key player now could be fatal for their Europa League hopes.