Motherwell striker Ryan Bowman insists there is “no point” in going back over October’s Scottish League Cup semi-final incident which left Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso with a broken nose – and thinks it’s time to “move on” before the sides meet again at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
Cardoso needed surgery to repair his nose after being elbowed – twice – by Bowman during the Hampden defeat against the Steelmen with the Portuguese defender only making one 45-minute substitute appearance for the first-team since.
The Motherwell striker was widely criticised after the game for his actions but Bowman has now fired shots at Cardoso for his reaction to the high-profile incident, taking a dig at the defender’s willingness to post it all over social media.
“There’s no point going back to it and thinking about it again. You have to move on from it,” Bowman said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Their reaction after that game is up to them. Cardoso was all over Instagram with his nose.
“It’s a physical sport, you’re going to get knocks. He’s a centre-half, he’s not going to go through the game and not get touched.”
Rangers star Cardoso could make his first start under Graeme Murty when Motherwell visit Ibrox on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership.
The Portuguese has made 11 appearances so far this season since his £1.3million summer move from Vitoria Setubal.
The Gers are currently three points behind second-placed Aberdeen in the table with Derek McInnes’ side taking on Partick Thistle at Pittodrie at the same time Rangers face the Steelmen.
After facing Stephen Robinson’s side, the Gers have a trip across Glasgow to take on their bitter rivals Celtic in the second Old Firm clash of the season before the Scottish Premiership goes into it’s winter break.
In other Rangers news, three Gers players could play their final games for the club against Celtic this week.