‘Calamitous’ – Tom English: Rangers have been damaged by new developments

Rangers have been damaged by injuries to big players already this season, according to Tom English.

The BBC journalist even labelled the defence of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side as “calamitous” at times with John Souttar and Filip Helander both injured.

After selling Calvin Bassey, the last thing the club needed was the news over the past week that the duo are ruled out until after the World Cup, but Ben Davies stepping up has been one positive.


Writing in his latest BBC column ahead of the trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool, English did not hold back on his assessment of the Bears so far this season.

“Rangers’ defence has flitted between composed and calamitous this season,” he wrote.

“Bassey has been a big loss. The injuries to John Souttar and Filip Helander have damaged them, too.”


Rotten Luck.

You can say all you want about the Rangers defence, but no other club has had to deal with as many injury problems in recent weeks and months.

Souttar and Helander being out until after the World Cup sums it up really, with those two having the worst luck of any players in Scotland over the years.

But, you can’t make excuses for some of the displays we have seen, and that cannot be allowed to happen down in Merseyside on Tuesday evening [04 October].

Liverpool are in a rut themselves so that could go one of two ways, either they unleash hell or they continue to struggle, but much of that will depend on how we approach the game.

It has to be made as hard as possible for their influential attacking players like Mohamed Salah, but also those who dictate the game like Thiago – that is critical.

Hopefully, it will be more inspired than calamitous tomorrow.

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