Chris Sutton drops Rangers penalty retake joke live on BT Sport today as Glenn Hoddle calls it 'weird'
BT Sport pundit Alan Hutton has reacted to James Tavernier’s penalty miss for Rangers against St Mirren at Ibrox on Saturday (15 April), with Chris Sutton joking about a potential retake.
The defender saw his spot-kick saved by visiting goalkeeper Trevor Carson in the 26th minute of the match, must to the surprise of everyone who expected it to hit the net.
Tavernier currently sits on 15 Scottish premiership goals for the season, with only four players scoring more after hitting his 100th strike in total against Celtic last time out.
“You don’t expect that from Tavernier,” Hutton said live on BT Sport Score. “He’s normally excellent in these sorts of situations, especially after scoring two goals last weekend. There, that’s not one of his better ones. He gives the goalkeeper a good opportunity to get a hand on it.”
Discussing a potential encroachment, fellow BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton joked: “Surprised there’s not a retake. You never know.”
Fellow BT Sport pundit Glen Hoddle replied: “If the St Mirren defender heads that, it is a retake, he does encroach, he tried to head it, it’s a weird rule.”
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Plenty to play for
Rangers were hit with a massive blow to any slight chances of a Scottish Premiership shock when they lost 3-2 to fierce rivals Celtic on Saturday (8 April).
The Bhoys are storming their way to another league title, but Beale’s men still have a lot to play for this season.
They will want to keep the gap from the top as respectable as possible, while there are also plenty of players playing for their futures at the club.
Several players are out of contract in the summer, with some certain to be moved on by Beale, with others still in with a chance of securing another year or two at Ibrox.
But they will need to impress against the likes of St Mirren and in other upcoming games.
Captain fantastic Tavernier meanwhile will be very disappointed with his penalty miss, with the right-back usually very reliable from the spot.
In other Rangers news, Beale has revealed Rangers are “speaking” to potential transfer targets as the Light Blues’ boss gets set for a busy summer of recruitment.