By Dominic Toner
Rangers ace Barrie McKay was dropped to the bench against Aberdeen – and the club’s supporters were mainly pleased with the decision on Twitter.
Pedro Caixinha has decided to make two changes for the important league fixture against Aberdeen on Sunday.
Jon Toral and Kenny Miller have come into the side, while McKay and Halliday have dropped out.
McKay, 22, has been a regular feature in the starting line-up so far this season, but has been left out of a match which their top two hopes depend on.
Rangers fans voiced their opinion on the winger being dropped and most feel that it was justified.
Here is a selection of their messages:
Glad Beerman still in & McKay on the bench https://t.co/5xS8hlCGOH
— Ronan Kern Osborne (@RonanKern) April 9, 2017
Mixed feelings about McKay, he's not been at his best, but he's arguably our only creative attacking player.
— Run DAMC (@AltCurliss) April 9, 2017
McKay dropped. Bold move. I know we don't have much of a team but I think it's justified. Guys not shown much the last few games or fight.
— David (@dav_reid) April 9, 2017
No surprise McKay dropped the boy is absolutely useless https://t.co/mr5C10d32W
— Jamesy (@jamesyboy8) April 9, 2017
About time Mckay was dropped ????????
— Leigham ???????? (@LeighamMacleod) April 9, 2017
McKay deserves to be dropped in my opinion. I'd have liked to have seen Dodoo get a start instead though
— paul russell ⛳ (@paul_r1986) April 9, 2017
Glad McKay has been dropped, guy has like 1 good game in every 10
— Ryan (@rfcryan1995) April 9, 2017
McKay being dropped is good in my opinion. He gets bullied too easily in big games. We need someone who'll give there all.
— Croatia's Chosen Few (@Thesupergers) April 9, 2017
Rangers are currently 12 points behind Aberdeen and will need a victory if they stand any chance of finishing in second this season.
Caixinha’s side look set for a place in the Europa League, but were desperate to finish at the top-end of the table on their return to the top flight.
McKay’s axe may come as a surprise to people has he has started the previous 16 consecutive matches in the Scottish Premiership.
The right winger was a popular player under Mark Warburton, but it seems he is yet to fully impress new boss Caixinha.
He has had a mixed season so far for the Gers, scoring four goals and supplying 11 assists in 40 appearances.
McKay is blessed with great pace and some skilful trickery, but is often criticised over his end product.
In other Rangers news, Davie Proven has delivered a scathing assessment of Caixinha.