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Note: For an explanation of this statistic, please read this introductory post.
|Player||CZE||Pos Res||Success Rate||Notes|
|Gedion Zelalem||8||4||0.50||shot created|
|Kenny Miller||4||4||1.00||corner generated|
|Lee Wallace||2||2||1.00||shot created|
CZE: Controlled Zone Entry, Pos Res: Positive Result, Success Rate: percentage of controlled entries turned into a positive result
- Gedion Zelalem was much more involved in bringing the ball into final third than he has been in the other two games I tracked. The 18-year old is evolving into an integral component of Rangers attack.
- The other times I tracked this stat, Barrie McKay had a total of 16 CZE, he only had two on Saturday.
- Overall, only two shots came from the 40 CZE, compared to seven against Raith Rovers.
- Noticeably absent from this list is Nathan Oduwa. In that match against Raith, he had three CZE which turned into a goal, a penalty & a shot on target. Against Dumbarton, he was effectively kept off the ball, much like Barrie McKay was.
- In his post-match interview Mark Warburton said, “”In the first half I thought we lacked a little bit of care in the final third; we got into good positions but didn’t really maximise it.” These stats support that claim. Rangers had little problem getting into the final third, but struggled to break down a effectively structured Dumbarton defence.
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