Following on from the drab victory over Dundee in midweek, there were hopes the side could redeem themselves and put in a positive performance today, however, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s position as Light Blues manager is looking fairly precarious, despite salvaging a point.
Despite boasting 80% possession during the match, a lack of composure from the home team resulted in two points dropped.
And, with poor performances across the board from the likes of Scott Arfield, who won just two duels, the Dutchman will be unhappy with the result.
Striker Antonio Colak didn’t impress either, as he failed to add to his goal tally this season with an uncharacteristically poor performance.
A SofaScore rating of 6.9 wasn’t the worst in the team, however, his lack of composure in front of goal cost the Gers dearly, with the Croatian having only one shot on target from the seven he attempted.
During his spell on the pitch, the 29-year-old made just 13 passes, proving that he was extremely isolated leading the line, while he took just 26 touches.
He did succeed with his only dribble attempted and won four out of his seven duels, but these are the type of matches that the hitman should thrive in and it clearly was a bad day at the office.
With only a few minutes remaining Colak’s “powerful header” was well saved, tweeted by the official Rangers account, and it wasn’t the only chance he had to win the tie, heading another great chance just inches over the bar just before the final whistle.
If the Croat had been more composed, Rangers could have easily scored three or four goals today. However, it proved a major struggle to break down Livingston and the Dutchman will need to find a way to resolve this problem sooner rather than later.
If he doesn’t, Ross Wilson might be looking for a new manager.