Zelalem confirmed for first team & Warburton hints at who’ll lose place


Mark Warburton has confirmed again that new loan signing from Arsenal Gedion Zelalem will be going straight into the first team reckoning.

The 18-year old, allowed north for six months by Emirates’ manager Arsene Wenger, is unlike other youth signings in that he has not been acquired for squad depth or for the Academy, but is perceived as more than good enough to be a first-team selection from the off.

Warburton said:

          “He’ll impact (on the first team), but there’s no guarantee that there’s a guaranteed place, it doesn’t work that way. Everyone’s got to earn their shirt.”

The question would be who he would replace, assuming he does indeed ‘earn his shirt’, and the manager hinted at this when describing his position:

          “He’s an attacking midfield player and that’s the beauty of Nathan (Oduwa), of Barrie McKay, of Kenny Miller and these types of players and Nicky (Law) and Jason (holt), they all have the ability in terms of positioning.”

With McKay’s brilliant start to the season, he seems unlikely to lose his place, as does Jason Holt who has excelled since coming to Ibrox. Law would appear the most vulnerable of this selection.

Either way, Rangers just got stronger.


  1. Great comment its not befor time someone is seeing what Law is doing in this team no heart ,his contribution has been next to zero.,wish his contract was up .

  2. From the footage I have seen of this young guy, it looks as if he could go right to the top, depending on how he develops. He does,not seem to play in one position, more of a free role, looking forward to seeing him play

  3. I hope it will be Law as he is off the pace at the moment & I really wanna see how good this kid is, Hopefully we will get some good outta him, TBH the mince we have had to put up with for years it will be excellent to see some quality at Ibrox,

  4. Law will defo make way and makes me happier than Tim watching and commenting on all things Rangers.


  5. I do hope it's Law, watching him week on week he contributes very little – either defensively or in attack. That way at least we'll have 11 players and not 10 and a passenger.

  6. think its a bit harsh on Law he has not been that bad so far this season deserves to keep his place the young lad needs to earn his place first

  7. Clueless comments about Law on here, been very good this season, but no matter what he does the agenda will continue. Law was far superior to Halliday on Sunday!

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