There’s a sinking feeling of deja vu round Ibrox. Another 12 months, one other change of manager as Beale is proven the door lower than a 12 months on from Gio van Bronckhorst’s sacking.
He was the person tasked with patching up and placing again collectively a group that verged on falling to items and of the 11 gamers that began Van Bronckhorst’s remaining sport, solely James Tavernier and John Lundstram had been named within the group that misplaced to Aberdeen and in the end price Beale his job.
There are mitigating circumstances there, in fact; Connor Goldson and Ben Davies had been each injured when the demise knell sounded for Van Bronckhorst whereas Ryan Jack, who began at Ibrox on Saturday, got here off the bench in opposition to St Mirren in that 1-1 attract Paisley.
Still the shortage of continuity exhibits how a lot issues have modified over the past 10 months or so…and never sufficient of it’s for the higher as far as the followers are involved.
Gio’s final Rangers group: McGregor; Tavernier, King, Sands, Barisic; Kamara, Lundstram; Kent, Tillman, Wright; Morelos
Beale’s final Rangers group: Butland; Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Yilmaz; Cifuentes, Lundstram, Jack; Lammers, Dessers, Sima