By Harvey Byrne
Daniel Candeias played 45 minutes of Rangers’ clash against Hibernian on Saturday afternoon – and Gers fans on Twitter have given a mixed reaction to his perfomance.
The Ibrox giants took an early lead in the home clash with a whipped in free kick from Candeias finding striker Alfredo Mrelos to head home.
However, an equaliser from Simon Murray followed by a red card to Ryan Jack and own goal from Fabio Cardoso ensured the Glasgow side went in at half time 2-1 down.
Manager Pedro Caixinha then made two changes at the interval with Candeias and Lee Hodson falling out of the side for Danny Wilson and Eduardo Herrera.
A number of Rangers fans on social media aired their disappointment at Candeias going off at half time in the 3-2 defeat with many believing him to have played well, while others suggested that he had played poorly.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Candeias off? That a joke?
— Calum Logan (@CalumLogan94) August 12, 2017
Why take off Candeias
— ⓄⓇⓉⒾⓏ (@Ortiz_rfc) August 12, 2017
Candeias off? Whiiiit ????
— POTNoodle (@potnoodle1872) August 12, 2017
morelos 3 in 5 thats quality
candeias and cardoso look good captures
and jack is one of the best holding mids in the league
— Ewan ☺ (@Ewan_Carr) August 12, 2017
They're was no player really deserving of praise today but some stands out as especially poor. Candeias and Herrera typing that list
— Callum Fraser???????? (@CallumRFraser) August 12, 2017
We start very fast and seem to have more freedom going forward. Still not sure about Herrera/Candeias.
— Craig (@craigvickers_) August 12, 2017
Saturday’s appearance marked Candeias’ sixth for the club in all competitions following his signing from Benfica in June for a free of £700,000.
He will be hoping for much better days than Saturday afternoon, while Rangers who have now slipped down to sixth place will be looking to bounce back swiftly.
In other Rangers news, Mark Warburton has responded to reported interest in Foderingham.