Rangers suffered an agonising 4-3 defeat away to Spartak Moscow on Thursday, as they threw away the lead on three separate occasions before losing.
The Gers caught the eye for their attacking quantities in the Europa League group stage match, but it was their poor defensive display that ultimately cost them.
Steven Gerrard’s entire backline hardly covered themselves in glory during the defeat in Russia and defender Jon Flanagan is someone that massively flopped.
Gerrard signed Flanagan in the summer from Liverpool and even played alongside him during his career.
But the manager should now hand now have some tough words for the 25-year-old after his latest display for the Gers.
Flanagan was drafted into the starting XI for the Europa League fixture and has been in and out of the team.
The English full-back got the chance to impress at left-back and did make a positive impact going forward with a delightful assist for Daniel Candeias’ goal.
But in defensive positions he was all over the place and was guilty of mistakes in the build up to a couple of Spartak goals.
His experience in the Premier League is certainly not serving him well at the moment and Gerrard should now give him an extended period on the bench, with Andy Halliday more deserving of the left-back starting berth.