By Kevin Campbell

3rd Nov, 2022 | 12:04pm

Campbell: 'Life very difficult' for Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Rangers after injury latest

Kevin Campbell feels sorry for Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst after Ben Davies became the latest injury casualty for the club.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker urged the club to give the 47-year-old “time” given the current injury situation.

Rangers capped off a miserable Champions League group stages with a 3-1 loss to Ajax on Tuesday (1 November).

Last season’s Europa League finalists were without four senior centre-halves for the clash at Ibrox.

Ben Davies, Connor Goldson, John Souttar and Filip Helander were all sidelined because of injury.

Speaking to Rangers TV (31 October), Van Bronckhorst revealed Davies should be in contention to return against St. Johnstone on Sunday.

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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Rangers’ current injury problems at centre-back, Campbell said: “Life is very difficult when you have four senior centre-halves out.

“Giovanni van Bronckhorst has done half a decent job at Rangers. The problem is, Celtic are doing so well. There is a constant comparison. When results don’t go your way in the Old Firm games the pressure mounts.

“The injuries are only adding to the pressure. He needs a little bit of luck and a little bit of time.”  

Sources have told Football Insider (3 November) that Rangers are putting out early feelers as they lay the groundwork for potentially appointing a new manager.

The Gers are currently second in the Scottish Premiership, four points behind Celtic.

In other news, an ex-teammate has told Rangers to sign Tom Heaton after Ibrox source’s transfer reveal.