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Rangers: Itten was anonymous in draw vs St Johnstone

Rangers’ unbeaten run continued on Wednesday night, although Steven Gerrard’s side will have been disappointed to not take all three points back to Ibrox, as they were denied a win.

Scott Wright grabbed his first goal in Rangers colours to make it 1-0 and the Light Blues wasted a few chances to kill the game off, before Callum Davidson’s St Johnstone side earned themselves a draw with the late equaliser.

Gerrard rang the changes following the 2-0 win in the Old Firm derby last weekend and will undoubtedly be disappointed that some of the players who were given a rare opportunity to impress failed to do so at McDiarmid Park.

One man who struggled to perform on Wednesday night was Swiss striker Cedric Itten.

Was Itten Rangers' worst player?

Yes

Yes

No

No

As per SofaScore, the Swiss striker, who joined from FC St Gallen in a deal believed to be worth around £3m last summer, would earn a shocking 6.3/10 rating for his performance, which was the worst of any Rangers player to feature in the game.

During his 90 minutes on the pitch, the 24-year-old would have just 45 touches of the ball and would only complete 21/28 of his passes, which is even fewer than the 26 completed by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Itten also failed to register a shot on target, key pass or cross during his time on the pitch, which emphasises just how little he was involved in an attacking sense.

Gerrard was perhaps hoping that the striker would be able to hold the ball up for Rangers so they could bring their wingers into play more, but he struggled to function as a target man, winning just one of his seven aerial duels, and just three of his 10 ground duels, resulting in a less than impressive 24% success rate.

Despite being involved so little, the striker still managed to lose possession on 18 occasions on the evening, which surely will have frustrated Gerrard.

Therefore, it seems clear that Itten let his manager down on Wednesday evening, and it would be a surprise to see him future when the two sides meet again on Sunday in the Scottish Cup.

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Article title: Rangers: Itten was anonymous in draw vs St Johnstone

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