By Will Butcher
Rangers fans have reacted on Twitter to Myles Beerman’s disappointing display against Celtic on Sunday in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
Manager Pedro Caixinha made the bold move to start the 18-year-old and defensive colleague David Bates in just their fifth Gers appearance at senior level.
However, the Maltese left-back was found out by Patrick Roberts on Celtic’s right flank during the 2-0 loss to bitter rivals Celtic.
Filling in for injured left-back and captain Lee Wallace, Beerman struggled to cope with Roberts’ speed and skill and resorted to fouling the Man City loanee on numerous occasions.
It saw him pick up a yellow card in the first half and he was lucky not to receive his marching orders for another foul on the England Under-20 international.
Some Rangers fans were sympathetic towards their young left-back, stating that he was given less protection against Roberts than right-back Tavernier was during the match.
However, overall, they could see he was out of his depth.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Beerman has been found out today !
— rab (@robertmcnaught) April 23, 2017
Beerman and Wilson have been terrible today. Not Andy Halliday terrible but still disappointing #Rangers
— Robert Armstrong (@NorthernInExile) April 23, 2017
Some intensity and fight would be nice rangers. And by that i dont mean the stupid Yellow challenges by Beerman & Halliday
— Ross (@McPodge) April 23, 2017
Hodson for beerman at ht. young boy has had a torrid time. Brown bullying the midfield. Been a poor semi-final.
— Robert Love (@Robertlove26289) April 23, 2017
I think young Bates has done ok but believe an experienced centre half beside him would help. Beerman has looked out his depth tho today.
— Jonny Baillie (@jbaillie22) April 23, 2017
Celtic took the lead in the first half through midfielder Callum McGregor, who slid home from 18 yards out past a helpless Wes Foderingham following good work from Moussa Dembele.
The score was doubled in the second half as James Tavernier brought down Scott Sinclair in the box, before the former Aston Villa attacker got up to score himself.
In other Rangers news, Alan Pardew has revealed what happened between him and the Gers.