A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have waxed lyrical about Leon Balogun’s impressive display for Steven Gerrard’s charges at Ibrox today.
The 32-year-old was given the nod in the Gers back line ahead of Filip Helander in Saturday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic.
Rangers ran out 1-0 winners over their Glasgow rivals, extending their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to a gargantuan 19 points.
In addition, the Light Blues have won 20 out of their 22 league games this term, drawing the other two.
And Gerrard’s decision to pick Balogun over Helander proved a great call as he put in a good shift up against Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard.
Admittedly, he took a little while to settle, making an early error to present a chance to Griffiths, but improved as the game went on.
Balogun’s pace was key as Celtic’s attackers looked to get in behind, and he made a superb block on Edouard’s 59th-minute shot, which no doubt prevented a goal.
Here is what some Rangers fans were saying about the summer signing on social media:
Balogun done well there #RFC
— Jake Logan (@JakeLog18721892) January 2, 2021
Thought Leon Balogun was outstanding today
— Gazza (@MarkMacpheeRFC) January 2, 2021
Leon Balogun – Best player on the park. Glen Kamara? Is what Celtic fans think Soro is. Alfredo Morelos? Not a shot on target yet it’s still 3pts to the Rangers. Happy New Year🇬🇧
— Jamie Clegg (@JamieClegg1) January 2, 2021
You were tremendous today lad well played 💙
— CR33P1N6 D34TH (@CR33P1N6D34TH) January 2, 2021
Unreal big fella….. Keep this up and wait till you see what happens in MAY! 😁😳🔴⚪🔵🇬🇧
— TheUnionJohn (@TheUnionJohn1) January 2, 2021
Outstanding the day big man 👊🏻 🔴⚪️🔵
— JGA (@jga1872) January 2, 2021
Man of the match for me, absolutely superb 👏🏽
— William Marshall (@_wmarshall) January 2, 2021
Callum McGregor’s own goal in the 70th minute, eight minutes after Nir Bitton was given a red card for bringing down Alfredo Morelos, proved the difference between the two sides.