Kyle McAusland announced today that he & Rangers were parting ways in another startling example of the club’s poor management. The team has been constructed in such a way that the repeated mediocrity of Richard Foster gets the nod over the development of the 22 year old McAusland.
While McAusland is not a world beater, his struggles with Ayr United last season are detailed here, it can be easily argued that the club never gave McAusland the opportunity to succeed while at Ibrox.
Last season, when McAusland asked Ally McCoist what he had to do to earn first team minutes, he was told go elsewhere for those minutes.
When McAusland did play last season with Rangers, albeit the small sample size of four matches, he never looked out of his elements.
When McCoist experimented with a 3-5-2 formation this past summer, McAusland was not part of the squad.
McAusland has spent most of this season on loan with Brechin City where he played predominantly in the midfield – another sign of the versatility of McAusland, who can also play center back. He made eight appearances in League One for Brechin & scored two goals.
If this is a cost-cutting measure – can I add a few more names to the list?