Controlled Zone Entries: Rangers at Dumbarton

James Tavernier

written by – Rangers Report

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
James Tavernier 8 3 0.38
Andy Halliday 5 2 0.40
Nicky Law 4 4 1.00
Kenny Miller 4 4 1.00 corner generated
Martyn Waghorn 3 2 0.67
Barrie McKay 2 1 0.50
Lee Wallace 2 2 1.00 shot created
Dean Shiels 2 1 0.50
Danny Wilson 1 1 1.00
Fraser Aird 1 1 1.00
 Totals 40 25 0.63

 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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