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Rangers: Steven Davis let Gerrard down v Brondby

Rangers failed to add another win to their tally in the Europa League as they drew 1-1 against Brondby on Thursday night.

They are now on four points after four matches in the group, having lost to Lyon and Sparta Prague in their first two games before beating the Danish side 2-0 at Ibrox.

The Gers were able to find an equaliser in the second half in Denmark after Steven Gerrard made a bold call before the hour mark as he brought Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Ryan Kent on at the same time. Kent and Hagi later combined to make it 1-1, securing a point for the Scottish giants.

Despite the spirited comeback to rescue a draw, one player who let Gerrard down badly in midfield for Rangers was Steven Davis.

Was Davis disappointing?

Yes

Yes

No

No

The Northern Ireland international endured a rough night as he struggled to get to grips with the Brondby midfield, ultimately ending with him being hauled off the pitch in the 72nd minute – before Hagi’s equaliser. He struggled at both ends of the park and will surely have been disappointed with his own performance.

Defensively, he offered next to nothing for the Gers. As per SofaScore, he failed to win a single duel in his time on the pitch. He also made zero blocks, interceptions or tackles, with one clearance his only defensive contribution of the entire match. This suggests that he was unable to get close enough to the Brondby midfielders to win back the ball for the Gers, with his ageing legs being overrun in the middle of the park.

He did not fare much better on the ball, either. As per SofaScore, he failed with his only attempt at a dribble, whilst he also failed to create a single chance for a teammate with his passing. He did complete 88% of his passes but only executed one of his three long pass attempts, and his lack of creativity suggests that his pass selection was too bland to make an impact in the final third.

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Therefore, Davis let Gerrard down badly as he was a liability at both ends of the pitch. He will need to improve offensively and defensively to warrant a regular starting spot in the team moving forward, and it will be interesting to see whether or not he keeps his place in the XI on Sunday at Ibrox against Ross County in the Premiership.

AND in other news, Forget Hagi: Rangers gem with 103 touches stole the show against Brondby…

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