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23rd Apr, 2017 | 7:56pm

Kris Boyd slates worst Rangers player on the pitch after defeat against Celtic

By Amir Mir

Kris Boyd has slated Joe Garner by questioning the decision to start him as Rangers suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Celtic on Sunday afternoon at Parkhead.

Pedro Caixinha’s team were knocked out of the Scottish Cup semi-final by their rivals after a poor display from his team.

Forward Garner was selected to start the match, but he was substituted at half-time after a poor performance.

Former Gers striker Boyd was left unimpressed with the 29-year-old, who failed to provide any attacking threat during his time on the field.

Boyd believes Garner was the worst player on the pitch as he gave the senior man a rating of 4/10 after the match.

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“Not the game for him with Rangers having so little attacking play,” Boyd told BBC Sport. The question could be ‘why did he start the game?’

It has been a difficult campaign for Garner since his move from English Championship side Preston North End in the summer.

Mark Warburton, now manager at Nottingham Forest, added Garner to his attacking ranks after he helped Preston secure safety in the second tier.

However, since his move to Glasgow, he has picked up more yellow cards (10) than he has scored goals (eight) in all competitions this term.

From his eight goals during this campaign, three strikes came against Hamilton during the quarter-final stages of the Scottish Cup in March.

Five matches of the season remain for Caixinha’s team, who have an outside chance of catching second-placed Aberdeen in the table.

The Gers are nine points behind the Dons in the table, with Celtic, Partick Thistle, Hearts, Aberdeen and St Johnstone awaiting them for their final few matches of the season.

In other Rangers news, Celtic fans react on Twitter to Chris Sutton’s comments about Pedro Caixinha. 

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