Lassana Coulibaly ruining his Rangers future by the game

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

Rangers lost 4-3 at Spartak Moscow on Thursday night.

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

Rangers suffered disappointment on Thursday night as they lost 4-3 at Spartak Moscow, despite leading the game on three separate occasions.

A minute of madness in the second half took Rangers from 3-2 up to 4-3 down, and the Gers couldn't haul themselves back into the game as they lost for just a fourth time under Steven Gerrard.

Recent performances have been somewhat disappointing, and Gerrard needs improvements from his side, with some players experiencing staggering dips in form since the start of the season; such as midfielder Lassana Coulibaly.

 

The Malian ace started the season superbly, but has been struggling ever since a September injury, and he turned in another dismal performance on Thursday night.

On loan from Angers for the season, Coulibaly looked to be doing everything right in his quest for a permanent deal earlier this season, but is now ruining his Rangers future by the game at this stage.

With Coulibaly's performance taking a real dip, a permanent move seems unlikely at this stage, and Rangers may be better off looking to a summer target who was wanted before Coulibaly arrived at Ibrox.

Scott McMann of Hamilton Academical vies with Lassana Coulibaly of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hamilton Academicals and Rangers at New Douglas Park on...

Dundee midfielder Glen Kamara was scouted by the Gers shortly after Gerrard's appointment, as reported by The Scottish Sunday Express (13/05), with his appearances really catching the eye at Dens Park.

Kamara is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning he could be available for a bargain fee in January or for free, making him immediately better value than the struggling Coulibaly – and Finnish talent Kamara has continued to impress this season, meaning that if Rangers want a smart, athletic midfielder with ability on the ball to play either as a holder or in a box-to-box role, Kamara would be an upgrade on Coulibaly as things stand.

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.

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