BBC pundit Willie Miller criticises Rangers defender Jon Flanagan

Scott Arfield and Jon Flanagan of Rangers inspect the pitch prior to the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium on October 4, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Glasgow Rangers defender criticised after Europa League clash.

Jon Flanagan of Rangers controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Spartak Moscow at Ibrox Stadium on October 25, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Steven Gerrard's Glasgow Rangers were involved in a dramatic Europa League clash with Spartak Moscow last night.

The Gers were 3-2 up by half-time, with both teams scoring own goals.


Rangers full-back Jon Flanagan was singled out for criticism by BBC Sport pundit Willie Miller.

The ex-Aberdeen ace said: "The defensive side of this game has been poor.

"Flanagan's been suspect anytime Spartak players come near him."

26th August 2018, Fir Park Stadium, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Jon Flanagan of Rangers

Just playing in the Europa League is a big step up for Flanagan, who was on loan at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship last season.

He featured last night at left-back, filling in for injured Croatia international Borna Barisic.

Rangers led 3-2 at half-time but lost the match 4-3 after conceding twice in two minutes in the second half.

Flanagan was substituted for Andy Halliday in the second half.

He was not the only player to struggle, with Nikola Katic poor on his return and Connor Goldson scoring an own goal.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard rests at full time during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final match between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hapden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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