Loads of Rangers fans have been reacting to their Europa League exit, and they’re not too happy with the performance of Gareth McAuley.
It’s no coincidence that Rangers have gone off the boil since Steven Gerrard started toying around with different centre back pairings.
Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic were excellent to start the season, but the introductions of Joe Worrall and more recently McAuley have disrupted what was a really solid back line.
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Katic now seems completely bereft of confidence, perhaps why Gerrard elected for McAuley alongside Goldson in Thursday’s crucial Europa League clash.
The hosts were there for the taking in Vienna, but the Gers were far too conservative and particularly poor in the second half.
McAuley certainly wasn’t the worst player on the pitch, but fans aren’t happy with the final signing of the summer.
The 39 year-old is supposed to add leadership and experience at the back, but if anything he actually made things more nervy and disorganised.
Gerrard’s decision to change his centre back pairing so regularly is well and truly backfiring, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
McAuley is having a mare this half.
— Kirsten ?? (@kirsten93_) December 13, 2018
McAuley has been horrendous tonight btw
— Andy (@iEmpire_Andy) December 13, 2018
Please get Mcauley off man
— ??Ryan Rossi?? (@RyanRossiWATP) December 13, 2018
If Worrall had the game Mcauley’s having tonight there’d be folk with torches and pitchforks waiting at the airport. Absolute bombscare
— Clubber (@Laing1974) December 13, 2018
Plus he’s about 80. Too auld for top level futba
— jamie ? (@jamieimajamie) December 13, 2018
Lacked ideas going forward. Missed Kent and candieas big time. Big katic should be in with a shout at centre back because mcauley was awful
— bossman (@polishprod1690) December 13, 2018
Gareth McAuley couldn’t lace Sir David Weirs rockport boots unfortunately, what happened to the goldson katic double act? Need a #10 NOW!
— Alan Airns (@basilbolisbro) December 13, 2018
if Stevie Gerrard doesn’t know his best Central Defensive partnership yet then why is he even still manager even i can see Mcauley is too old and far too slow.Everyone knows Katic and Gouldson are the best Central defence pair.
— William flaherty (@William41264652) December 13, 2018