A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Daniel Candeias' performance during the Gers' Scottish Cup defeat on Tuesday night - with several suggesting that it is time to look at replacing the Portuguese.
Steven Gerrard's side squandered the chance to book their place in the semi-final of the competition as they were beaten 2-0 by Aberdeen at Ibrox, with Niall McGinn and Connor McLennan scoring either side of the break.
The defeat looks set to be a key moment in Gerrard's tenure with Rangers. Realistically, the Scottish Cup represented the Gers' best chance of securing silverware this season with eight points separating the side from the Scottish Premiership summit.
The loss is perhaps an indicator of where Rangers' current squad falls short. And it is clear by some of the fan reaction on social media that Candeias is one player whose position should be called into question.
The winger has been a fantastic signing for Rangers. No attacking player has made more league appearances than the 31-year-old this term, but there was a moment in Tuesday's tie when he squandered a glorious opening that could have led to Ryan Kent or Alfredo Morelos bagging the equaliser.
Candeias was played in down the right flank and simply needed to slide the ball into Morelos or Kent as they ran into the box. And yet, he decided to try and be a bit too cute with the ball in and ended up overhitting a cross that went out for a throw on the other flank.
If there was one moment that summed up Rangers' night, it was perhaps that incident. With that in mind, here is a look at what some of the fans made of Candeias' performance...
Heartless performances. Candeias, genuinely someone who tries, but just isn’t good enough. That’s just the bottom line. I personally don’t want Gerrard sacked, but imagine Murty was our manager? Imagine the stick he’d be getting. I want to say Europe has papered over— CL (@cl_2509) March 13, 2019
Jordan Jones is better than Candeias! FACT— Jamie Hunter (@GoToBedHunter) March 12, 2019
Don’t drop Halliday again until the end of the season, get mccrorie back in and get Candeias dropped.— Kyle (@kylerutherford2) March 12, 2019
I'm starting to wonder if Candeias shuts his eyes before he attempts to cross a ball.— Youngy (@YoungyJ83) March 12, 2019
What happened to Candeias tonight? Woeful— Andy ❤ (@_Andy1872) March 12, 2019
Can we please get rid of Tav and Candeias now?— Billy Cassie (@Billy_Cassie) March 12, 2019
Jake Hastie will be a definite upgrade on Daniel Candeias. Graeme Shinnie will be an upgrade on Barisic or Jack, take your pick.— Dylan (@dylanblack23) March 12, 2019
Refund to all fans, termination of Candeias’ contract, Tav stripped of captaincy. 3 things I expect before the end of the season— Ryan Rossi (@RyanRossiWATP) March 12, 2019
Hope candeias never plays again— Gordon. (@GordonDuncan3) March 12, 2019
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