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Ally McCoist spots problem with Glasgow Rangers' Lassana Coulibaly

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were beaten 4-3 by Spartak Moscow last night, with Steven Gerrard's side's defence looking poor.

Rangers manger Ally McCoist during the Scottish Championship League Match between Rangers and Dumbarton, at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.

Ally McCoist has told BT Sport, during their live coverage of Glasgow Rangers’ match with Spartak Moscow, that Lassana Coulibaly has a problem.

Coulibaly only joined Rangers in the summer on loan from Angers, and he made a very positive start at Ibrox.

However, in recent weeks, the midfielder’s form has dipped slightly, leaving questions being asked of the 22-year-old.

Indeed, during Rangers’ match against Spartak last night, McCoist felt that Coulibaly was holding on to the ball for far too long.

 

He said: “The problem with Coulibaly, for me, is that he passes it when he wants, and not when his teammates want it.

“He needs to pass the ball quicker and earlier, he is taking too many touches.”

Lassana Coulibaly of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers were beaten 4-3 in Russia yesterday, with Steven Gerrard’s side slipping to their first European defeat.

Rangers had to lead three times in the first-half, but they just could not hold on to their advantage.

The Ibrox side continuously made mistakes at the back to allow Spartak to pick up the three points.

Rangers’ Europa League group is now tightly congested, and Gerrard’s side will be under pressure to get back to winning ways next time they are back in European action.

Lassana Coulibaly (L) of Rangers competes for the ball with Pablo Fornals of Villarreal CF during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la...

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