Glasgow Rangers got their 2022/23 Premiership campaign off to a solid start on Saturday afternoon, securing a 2-1 away victory in their opening game of the new season.
The Gers found themselves behind with just five minutes on the clock after Joel Nouble opened the scoring for Livingston.
Things were starting to look worrying for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s outfit as they were still without a goal by the 70-minute mark.
However, in the space of two minutes, Rangers got themselves ahead thanks to goals from Scott Arfield – after he replaced Glen Kamara in the second half – followed by a goal from captain James Tavernier, who saved the day for the Light Blues.
Despite the victory, there will have been aspects to the game and his side’s performance that Van Bronckhorst will not have been pleased with.
One example could be the performance of summer signing Antonio Colak, who made his league debut for the club following his £1.8m arrival from PAOK earlier this month.
Having played the full 90 minutes of this afternoon’s clash, the striker only managed to have nine touches of the ball in total, which is 20 touches fewer than goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin had.
In those nine touches, the 28-year-old could only register one shot at goal and complete three of the four passes he attempted.
He also managed to catch himself offside on one occasion and commit a foul that saw him pick up a yellow card.
Even though he’s a centre-forward, the Croatian didn’t make a single tackle, interception, block or clearance for his new side.
This debut display ultimately earned the summer arrival a disappointing overall match rating of 6.4 from SofaScore, making him the joint-lowest Rangers player to step foot on the pitch, alongside John Souttar.
Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that the striker failed the first test given to him by Van Bronckhorst.
However, with it still being extremely early into the season and his time at the club, Colak has time ahead of him to improve and show the Rangers support why the club chose to sign him in the first place.
Although, if he continues putting in performances like he did today and barely gets a touch of the ball, he could well find himself out of the team.