Steven Gerrard blasted for not giving Greg Stewart more playing opportunities

Steven Gerrard blasted for not giving Greg Stewart more playing opportunities

​Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard awarded Greg Stewart an unexpected start against Aberdeen at the weekend and Kris Commons has questioned why the player hasn't featured often. 

Stewart was on top form and proved a meaningful point to Gerrard by scoring in the 5-0 thrilling victory which has put Rangers a point close to archrivals Celtic.

Former Celtic midfielder Commons told the Daily Mail: "I found Gerrard's post-match comments on Saturday a bit strange, given how good Stewart had been and how key he had been to victory.

"He had admitted that Stewart had taken his chance, before then saying that the performance had 'given me something to think about'.

"Sorry, but what is there to think about?

“The answer is staring Gerrard square in the face because, on that form, Stewart is his most creative player.

"As a player, I wouldn't like to hear my manager saying something like that about me.

“It's almost as if he's saying: 'Okay, so Greg's part of my second string, but I might think about playing him more in the future’.”

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He further added: ”Basically, it sounds as if Gerrard still isn't fully convinced, which begs the question of why he chose to sign him in the first place?

"Stewart is far better than that. Look at the abundance of wide players at the club - Jordan Jones, Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo and Brandon Barker.

"Then there's the likes of Glenn Middleton and Jake Hastie out on loan, with forgotten men like Jamie Murphy and Eros Grezda in the background.

“Rangers have stockpiled wide players.

"When he's on top form, I'd take Stewart ahead of any of them. It's time for Gerrard to show more trust and faith in him.

“After this performance on Saturday, the Rangers manager shouldn't be speaking about him like he's some kind of outcast."

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