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Kris Boyd praises Ross McCausland as he makes Todd Cantwell claim

Kris Boyd <i>(Image: SNS Images)</i>
Kris Boyd (Image: SNS Images)

Rangers hero Kris Boyd insists Ibrox boss Philippe Clement was correct to replace Todd Cantwell with Ross McCausland against Aris Limassol.

The 20-year-old came off the bench to equalise for the Light Blues as they drew 1-1 against the Cypriot club.

And Cantwell was visibly frustrated at being taken off before half time. However, Boyd feels it was the right choice.

Writing in the Scottish Sun, he said: "Phillipe Clement called it RIGHT when he hooked Todd Cantwell for Ross McCausland at Ibrox on Thursday night.

"After all, McCausland went on to score the equaliser which spared some of Rangers' blushes against Aris Limassol.

"Where Cantwell has every right to feel wronged, though, is that Clement could have replaced ANY of his front players in that miserable first half.

"And some others, too. When you look at Gers' overall performance, it was nowhere near the standard required.

"It reminded you that Rangers have spent an absolute fortune on players who have made zero impact."

Boyd also went on to identify several other Ibrox stars who he feels still have it all to prove.

"None of the front men stuck out for the right reasons - only the wrong ones, " he continued.

"Sam Lammers just won't do for me - and nobody will convince me he can turn things round at Ibrox.

"Just listen to the sarcastic cheers from Gers fans when he was eventually hauled off on Thursday.

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"There's no doubt Cyriel Dessers' days at the club are already numbered, too. Rangers needed a goal at Pittodrie and he was nowhere to be seen.

"They needed a goal against Aris and he was nowhere to be seen again. I just can't see where he possibly could feature for them going forward.

"Abdallah Sima earned a lot of praise during that run of goals in the autumn. But he hasn't scored in his last eight games and doesn't even look like he's going to.

"Yes, he's had off-field issues to deal with, including the birth of a child. He's not been the worst of the summer signings - but he does still need to improve.

"The same can be said for Jose Cifuentes in the middle of the park. He's struggling to get to the pace of the Scottish game at a time when Rangers have been guilty of too much sloppiness and slackness.

"It's a big worry. He needs to be better. Michael Beale claimed he was a player to take Rangers to another level.

"A game-changer. But you look at his displays so far and wonder what the hell Beale was on about."