Rangers fans react to Leon Balogun display
A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Leon Balogun as Steven Gerrard’s side secured their third league win away from Ibrox this season on Saturday.
What’s the story?
Rangers beat Dundee 1-0 this weekend. Joe Aribo scored the game’s only goal 16 minutes in at Dens Park.
The Gers were not at their best by any means. Jon McLaughlin had to save a penalty after initially giving away the spot-kick.
But they displayed why they were champions last term. They got the three points when they were struggling.
Some players did better than others. John Lundstram continues to build after a really tough start to his Rangers career. He was arguably the best player on the pitch yesterday.
But plenty of supporters have also lauded Balogun, with many feeling that his performance at the back was absolutely pivotal.
The 33-year-old has arguably established himself now as first-choice alongside Connor Goldson at the heart of the Rangers backline.
And he stepped up with a big performance against Dundee.
According to Whoscored, he completed 53 passes. Meanwhile, he made three clearances, two interceptions and one successful tackle.
Of course, the onus is now on Balogun to shut the door on Filip Helander when the Sweden international returns from injury.
But plenty of the supporters feel that he is playing superbly right now.
‘Another blinder’: Rangers fans laud Leon Balogun after win
Balogun tweeted following the victory on Saturday. And in response, many of the fans suggested that he deserved a lot of credit for his display.
Here is how some of the Rangers supporters reacted to his performance…
Outstanding big man 🙌🏼
— Foz (@BFoster_5) September 26, 2021
You’re fast becoming one of our top players big man. Keep going. 💪
— Aston Westmore (@queue_max) September 25, 2021
U played another blinder today Leon keep it up x
— donna🏴🌈🐶 (@texasfan1) September 25, 2021
Superb again today 👏
— Alex More (@AlexMore89) September 25, 2021
Leon you were a rock today, superb from start to finish🙌
— AndyHallidayLoyal💙 (@stemccook1872) September 25, 2021
Leon Balogun’s on a solid run of form right now. Holding it down in defence 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/ZrJjQTJYqr
— 𝕎𝕖 𝔸𝕣𝕖 𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 (@WATPSeventyTwo) September 25, 2021
Top performance from you again Leon. 👍
— Alex McKenzie☠️ (@Symmachus514) September 25, 2021
Diff class again today big man #battlescars
— Bentz55 (@AlpanBentos5) September 25, 2021
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