The Athletic: Ross Wilson and Steward Robertson must reply to growing list of Rangers complaints
Douglas Park, Stewart Robertson and Ross Wilson must reply to complaints after Rangers suffered another damaging 4-0 defeat, according to The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell.
The Gers went down to European giants Ajax days after the same result against Celtic as the pressure on Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the Ibrox board starts to grow.
Campbell believes that van Bronckhorst’s position needs to be assessed by the board and that the club must respond to the growing concern from the Ibrox faithful.
Campbell wrote for The Athletic on Thursday 8 September: “Questions will now turn to where accountability resides in all of this.
“Van Bronckhorst is Wilson’s first appointment and either he, managing director Stewart Robertson or chairman Park will have to assess where this reign is heading.
“They may even have to front up and explain why the level of the team is dipping in front of fans who have a growing list of off-field complaints that expands far beyond just the man in the dugout.”
Something has to change
What is absolutely critical is that van Bronckhorst gets a tune out of his side in their upcoming Scottish Premiership fixtures.
The domestic campaign does throw up some favourable fixtures for Rangers and they now must ensure that they gather some momentum.
Rangers don’t face Celtic until the start of January and they must ensure that they are in a far better place on the pitch than they currently find themselves.
No one is completely free from criticism, with the players certainly there to shoulder some of the blame. A lot of this squad were present in their memorable European run last season so they haven’t suddenly become poor players overnight.
Some of the senior heads at Ibrox need to stand up and show they are playing for their manager in their upcoming domestic tussles.
The Gers’ trip to Aberdeen is potentially the most important fixture of van Bronckhorst’s reign, with their past two fixtures being extremely tough on paper.
However, the Pittodrie visit is one that the Gers should be expected to win. Failure to do so will see fans start to question the players, manager and more importantly the decision-makers at the club after their summer transfer business.
In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart got stuck into one player after what he did in the past week