Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson believes the decision to bring on Kemar Roofe and Steven Davis as substitutes in the second half against Hibernian at the weekend proved key to securing a narrow victory.
The Gers had to come from 1-0 down to win the game at Ibrox on Sunday with Roofe scoring the equaliser just five minutes after replacing Glen Kamara. Davis had a smaller role to play, with manager Steven Gerrard only sending the Northern Irishman on for the final 10 minutes, but Ferguson believes the veteran midfielder’s contribution was just as vital:
“The substitutions, I thought Roofe made a difference but bringing Davo [Steven Davis] on for the last 10 minutes, just to calm the game down. He brings a real calmness to the place when it starts getting a bit edgy. It’s 2-1, last 10 minutes and Hibs had a few free-kicks, so that was a really good substitution.”
The three points against Hibs could turn out to be very important by the end of the season. Rangers were pretty poor on the day but they came back from behind to clinch what could be a very good result in the long run.
It will be hoped, though, that the Light Blues can rediscover the form they showed last season in the not too distant future.