Derek Ferguson Voices Rangers Fans’ Frustrations Over Cyriel Dessers

Rangers’ former midfielder Derek Ferguson, shared sentiments regarding the team’s striker Cyriel Dessers, acknowledging the frustrations among fans regarding the Nigerian player’s performance.

Dessers, who joined Rangers from Cremonese for £4.5 million in the summer, has divided the Ibrox support with his inconsistent performances. Despite this, the striker has managed to amass an impressive tally of 17 goals across various competitions in his debut season with the club. Ferguson noted that Dessers struggled initially to find his footing but improved notably following the arrival of Philippe Clement.

As the 29-year-old gears up to lead the line against Celtic in the upcoming weekend fixture, Ferguson expressed uncertainty about Dessers’ playing style. He remarked, “When you have played with some quality strikers you know if you get space in the box it’s about one and two-touch finishes. Dessers always wants to take that third and fourth touch, and that’s the frustration with him.”

Acknowledging Dessers’ fluctuating performance, Ferguson highlighted that despite the striker’s 13 league goals, there remain doubts about his role on the field. He stated, “Clement has got in his head, and if he’s been feeling the pressure he’s not shown it too much. I’m not sure exactly what Dessers is. Is he a target man, does he run the channels? He’s certainly not an out-and-out finisher.”

Ferguson described Dessers as a “mixed bag,” emphasizing the striker’s tendency to make perplexing runs on the field. He suggested that Dessers might benefit from additional coaching to refine his game, expressing a belief that certain aspects of his play should come more naturally.