Rangers bounced back from their disappointing Old Firm defeat against Celtic on Sunday to hammer Hearts 3-0 at Ibrox – but fans were sceptical of Joe Worrall’s display at centre-back.
Jermain Defoe replaced the suspended Alfredo Morelos in the Rangers side on Wednesday night, following the Colombian receiving a four-match ban for elbowing Celtic skipper Scott Brown.
It didn’t take long for the veteran striker to score his sixth goal in 13 games for the Teddy Bears. Scott Arfield’s parried effort was volleyed home by Defoe, before Connor Goldson made it two with a well-placed header.
In similar circumstances to the first, Rangers nabbed their third just after the restart. This time it was Defoe who had a shot parried, and Arfield followed up put the game beyond doubt.
Critics have suggested that Rangers struggle to play without top scorer Alfredo Morelos leading the side in attack, but Wednesday night showed they have the creativity and attacking fire power to do just that.
But Rangers fans were still critical of Nottingham Forest loanee Worrall’s display. The 22-year-old has come in for some stick throughout the season, and fans are still not convinced by the loanee.
One fans described the England youth international as a “bomb scare”.
Excellent team performance tonight, kamara, Davis stood out the most, Worrall still gives me the fear. Overall excellent game
— Dr gonzo (@Gonzo24Hare) April 3, 2019
Pleasantly surprised with that. Feared the worst with a quiet crowd. Still no having Worrall but. Guys a bomb scare at least once a game. Davis looked like Davis tonight and Kamara was excellent. Is it down to pressure being off though? Or everyone upped there game because
— Stevie (@StevieC_1872) April 3, 2019
Worralls had far too many mares to blame it on fatigue bro. He’s not going to be here next season, get Katic in. His part in the 1st goal on Sundays unforgivable for a CH. cut our losses and build for next season.
— 🇬🇧 EVY CBFB 🇬🇧 (@w22evy) April 3, 2019
Cant really pick a motm to many stand out performances davis showin he still has tht glimps of class kent doin kent thing defoes all round game amazin only down side was worrall what does big katic have to do to get a game #freekatic
— deekie neil (@deekieboy84) April 3, 2019
Joe Worrall is a donkey. #FreeKatic
— Craig Lin (@CraigLin) April 3, 2019
Katic is our player, we have played well in spells tonight but surely Worrall should be dropped now.
Develop your own!!
Kamara different gravy
— DrDCAH (@DcahDr) April 3, 2019
Big Worrall is a bombscare man
— Pikastu (@StuPollock1) April 3, 2019