Rangers the host After a two-week hiatus due to international duty, Dale and he have given Steven Gerrard plenty of time to consider the selection of his Gears team for the Tucker next weekend.
This break also provides an opportunity for players to claim their place in the Rangers XI so that they can perform well for their respective countries.
One player who failed to impress was Opportunity midfielder Steven Davis, who struggled for Northern Ireland against Switzerland on Saturday. The former Southampton man struggled in the middle of the park as Switzerland recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory in the World Cup qualifiers.
Should Davis start next weekend?
Davis left much needed on both ends of the pitch, as he was weak and defensive on the ball. Score per sofa, He lost his 75% duel as he won only two of his eight 50/50. He failed to make a single tail on the pitch in 90 minutes, while sinking once in the past. This shows that he was one yard slower than the players of Switzerland, while he also failed the physical test in his individual fight.
In possession, the veteran was unable to demonstrate his quality. Score per sofa, He completed only 67% of his attempted passes, while losing the ball 12 times with only 41 touches. That meant he captured every 3.4 touch.
He also failed. Five Out of his six long pass attempts and he did not try a single dribble in the match. It shows that he struggled with the ball on his feet and was canceled out by the Swiss midfield.
With enough competition for the Gers to start the berth in midfield, Davis’ performance was far from ideal for him. The likes of Joe Arebo, Glenn Kumara, John Lindstrom and Jonah Becona are all set to start in the midfield three and could be tempted to go without Gerard Davis because of the alarming nature of the display.
So, Davis has missed a great opportunity to show Gerard that he deserves to start against Hart. Although he is an experienced player who can be relied on as needed, other players in his position can present their own case and point out his difficulty for Northern Ireland.