Kris Boyd Criticizes Lack of Consistency Among Rangers’ Key Players

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd criticized his old club on Sky Sports, claiming they lack consistency from their key players.

This comes after Celtic extended their lead in the Scottish Premiership to six points with a comfortable win on Saturday. However, Rangers clawed back three points with a victory on Sunday.

Ahead of Rangers’ crucial match, Boyd spoke on Sky Sports: “Matt O’Riley had a quiet spell, but he was excellent yesterday [for Celtic],” he said. “Kyogo with a double… Rangers’ big players aren’t always turning up here.”

“Right now, your right-back [Tavernier] is still your main man for goals and creating goals,” he conceded.

Boyd then questioned the impact of recent signings: “What has Fabio Silva done since he’s come in? Todd Cantwell… you’ve seen in flashes.”

Boyd’s comments highlight the pressure on Rangers’ key players to consistently perform and challenge Celtic’s dominance in the league.

Rangers lack goalscoring prowess

Former player Boyd says captain James Tavernier has been a great leader for Rangers for years. He’s scored 17 goals and gotten assists for 9 others this season, including some important penalties.

Cyriel Dessers and Abdallah Sima have both scored over 10 goals in the league. However, their play is still causing a lot of controversy among the fans. Despite the goals, they are missing a lot of chances which is making it difficult for Rangers to challenge for the title.

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Fabio Silva in particular has had a very poor start to his loan spell at Rangers. He has only scored 5 goals in 21 appearances. This is nowhere near the goalscoring form that Rangers fans were expecting. In addition, Silva’s celebration of his most recent goal was deemed to be provocative by some fans.