Journalist Joshua Barrie has claimed Rangers defender Ben Davies has a weak spot within the air however his passing capacity “outweighs any negatives”.
What is the newest on Ben Davies and Rangers?
This summer time, the Ibrox outfit paid Liverpool £4m to land the centre-back completely on a four-year deal and he has since established himself as an everyday within the group.
Certainly, supervisor Michael Beale has began him in each Scottish Premier League sport to date since taking up, with Rangers but to lose.
Regardless of loads of positives to give attention to for Davies, it appears there could possibly be a vulnerability to his sport that might come again to hang-out the membership sooner or later.
Talking on the Rangers Overview podcast, Barrie famous that the 27-year-old will not be “dominant” within the air and may look “suspicious” in sure conditions.
He stated (18:58): “I believe typically, Ben Davies on air, appears to be like a bit suspicious. I do not assume he is that dominant – that is one thing he is admitted himself.
“However having stated that, what he provides you on the ball, what he provides you when he is making an attempt to interrupt down a defence. Making performs, whether or not it is these excessive balls, the diagonals excessive, or whether or not it is these sorts of wrapped passes within the striker’s toes, I believe that far outweighs any negatives.”
Is Ben Davies unhealthy within the air?
May Davies be an issue for Rangers?
In a scouting report on the participant previous to his arrival in Scotland, it was famous that he might have issues within the air. In spite of everything, whereas he was profitable in 77.87 per cent of his defensive duels in his remaining season with Sheffield United, he received simply 58.43 per cent of his aerial duels.
What’s extra, within the league this season in comparison with fellow Rangers centre-backs Connor Goldson and James Sands, he wins the fewest aerial duels per 90 (by way of WhoScored).
With all that in thoughts, it definitely looks like he has a slight weak spot in his sport, however so long as supervisor Beale is proud of every part else he can deliver to Ibrox, it appears to be like like he’ll proceed to get common begins for the foreseeable future.