Can Gers win two on the bounce?

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Preparation for the visit to Falkirk tonight is underway in earnest. Yes, there is
indeed a football match on involving Rangers, another chance to get distracted
from the ‘main event’ of the off-pitch politics.
As revealed yesterday,
increasingly ‘star’ midfielder Andy Murdoch has signed a new long-term deal to
snare him to Govan for the next two years, and indications are he is one the
management may conceive to build the team around.

He is a dead cert to start v the
Bairns, and after being forced off (thankfully) at Stark’s Park through injury,
captain Lee McCulloch (sadly) returns and will (sadly) slot in beside Darren
McGregor at the back, with Marius Zaliukas beset with flu.
Sebastien Faure continues his run
at RB in the absence of Richard Foster, leaving Lee Wallace to make up the back
four, with Lee Robinson to retain his place between the sticks as confirmed by
Gordon Durie last week.
With Ian Black unable to even
make the bench due to the same flu afflicting Zaliukas (relief), midfield will
be the same double-pivot of Hutton & Murdoch which has been working pretty
well for the Gers, while the creative trio of Law, Vuckic and Miller will
almost certainly supply Boyd up front.
Of course, this has not been
officially confirmed, but if the team is not:
Robinson; Faure, McCulloch (c), McGregor, Wallace; Murdoch, Hutton;
Law, Vuckic, Miller; Boyd
I would be very surprised.
Kevin Mbubu is reportedly near
full fitness but is not ready to start, and information regarding the exact
status of other loaness Shane Ferguson & Gael Bigirimana has been scarce, implying
they remain sidelined, so one does not envisage them appearing in the near
future.
A victory in Falkirk
would certainly help the mini-momentum Rangers have built up on the pitch in
the past two matches, but is there any coincidence the first ‘big match’
victory for months was achieved with McCulloch sidelined?
His return could well upset the
rhythm, and one hopes one is wrong on that.

5 COMMENTS

  1. It shouldnt be a case of "can we win two on the bounce", those highly paid so called premier league standard professional players should be winning every single game in that league. Hearts and Hibs have trashed us home and away. And now we have Kris Boyd spouting his crap that it would be a failure to finish second in the league,,"YOU THINK KRIS??!! And he wants a new contract??,, for 3 goals and many sitters missed?!,, Failure just doesnt lie with the players,,but the inept, utter trash coaching staff who play the likes of McCulloch, Boyd and Miller, who have the pace of a dead elephant. We are 3 players down before we go on the pitch!! And they still smile and pick up thousands of pounds every week!! And lay off Murdoch, he has played only a couple of games and already fans have him down as the next Messi,,, give him time. The young ones should have been picked years ago!!,, In thoery we should win 4-0 tonight,, thats what they get paid thousands for!!!

  2. OK so this is posted after the match, the headline caption each game should be "can we avoid a defeat?" because as the way things are going that's what it's starting to look like, what was the point of playing a midfield, they watched the ball sailing over their heads all night, surprised there was no ice on the ball as it vanished into the night sky and the chorus of boos at the finish is getting oh so familiar, one decent player signed until 2017 all we need now are another 20+ to make a squad, where and how can we get them.

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