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Rangers: Malik Tillman let Van Bronckhorst down today

Glasgow Rangers returned to winning ways this afternoon with a 4-1 victory in their Premiership clash at Ibrox.

The mood was undeniably low following two recent poor performances against Livingston and Napoli, and after Aberdeen scored the first goal, Ibrox was silenced.

This was despite a fast start from the home side and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men should have taken the lead, but they had nothing to show for the opening quarter of the match.

Goals from in-form Croatian striker Antonio Colak and John Lundstram finally gave the Gers the lead which was coming amid 19 first-half shots, and whatever the Dutchman said in the changing room obviously spurred his team on in the second half.

James Tavernier scored the crucial third goal and then had a rare penalty miss before Alfredo Morelos wrapped up the three points with a late strike.

The majority of the starting XI put in solid performances, although Malik Tillman was way off the pace playing just off Colak.

Tillman was poor against Aberdeen

Former Scotland international Leanne Crichton recently criticised the American while speaking on the Go Radio show (via Football Scotland), saying that he “flatters to deceive”, and his lethargic display against Aberdeen proved her right.

His SofaScore rating of 6.6/10 was the lowest out of any outfield player in the Rangers side who featured for the full 90 minutes today.

Slotted into the number ten role, he made just 34 successful passes while taking 64 touches as he struggled to utilise his creative abilities.

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The 20-year-old lost possession 21 times, and despite his raw talent, a lack of maturity can cause problems when coming up against teams like a resolute Aberdeen, and this is something that the youngster must improve over time.

There were a few flashes of his talents, with the player grabbing an assist and making two key passes, but his generally lacklustre showing was a disappointment.

With a midweek match against Ajax in the Champions League coming up, Van Bronckhorst will need everyone to be at their very best if they wish to avoid finishing the group on zero points, Tillman especially.

Article title: Rangers: Malik Tillman let Van Bronckhorst down today

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