To say Rangers have been below par in recent weeks would be an understatement.
Barring an aggregate win over Braga in the Europa League, they’ve fallen considerably off the pace in the SPFL. The Gers are 13 points behind their fiercest rivals but one player has found his game time even more limited during their tough run.
Rangers have been conceding sloppy goals at will lately with James Tavernier at fault during their Scottish Cup exit and Connor Goldson the victim against Hamilton over a week ago.
It’s been a troublesome period for Steven Gerrard’s men but things aren’t getting any easier for Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo either.
A promising winger, the 22-year-old has failed to really set Ibrox alight. He has just one goal in the league while his five assists in 19 matches are perhaps somewhat misleading.
Ojo has started only once in 2020, a win over Ross County, but he’s now not played a single minute since the start of February. How he progresses from here could be worrying for the youngster.
The Hemel Hempstead born attacker has had numerous spells away from Liverpool but at the age of 22, you’d ideally now want to be seeing him play regular first-team football.
He hasn’t achieved that at Rangers but his chances of securing more minutes are looking particularly slim. Ryan Kent has come in for criticism recently but has picked his form up and nailed down a starting spot on the wing. Also once of Liverpool, he’s scored twice in his last three outings.
The arrival of Ianis Hagi on loan has also been a hindrance with the Romanian failing to miss a single game since joining in January.
However, another bitter blow has been handed to Ojo. Jordan Jones returned to action at the weekend and did enough to earn ample of plaudits from Rangers fans. Some even suggested that he was their best player on the day as he produced a lively cameo from the substitutes bench.
The Gers eventually won 1-0 against Ross County but it was Jones who was one of the most willing runners for Gerrard’s side, seemingly having a point to prove after spending much of this season in the wilderness.
The 25-year-old has played only 200 minutes in the Scottish Premiership this term because of a knee injury while it’s also been claimed he could be one of the players to make way in the summer window.
That being said, Jones clearly still has a part to play between now and the end of the season. With Ojo not even making the bench last weekend, he should be worried about the remainder of his stay in Glasgow.