So while we still all come to terms with Sunday’s abomination, attention must turn now to Saturday’s final instalment of the Old Firm double header punctuating the past week and discussion over what the best team Pedro Caixinha can select is.
Ibrox Noise has had a think about this and we reckon we have compiled the best XI that Pedro can send out on the Hallowed Turf this weekend, and while we do not expect a win from it, it will deliver the workrate and unity we demand from a Rangers team. Obviously the quality simply is not there yet, and will not be until we sign it, but for now, here is your Ibrox Noise selection:
In goal Wes Foderingham. No big debate there.
Defence: this has to be Lee Hodson, Danny Wilson, Clint Hill and Myles Beerman.
Midfield Two: Jason Holt and Jon Toral
Midfield Three: James Tavernier, Emerson Hyndman, and Kenny Miller
Striker: Joe Dodoo
Foderingham; Hodson, Hill, Wilson, Beerman; Toral, Holt; Tavernier, Hyndman, Miller; Dodoo
On the left we have Kenny Miller helping out Myles Beerman fend off the threat of either Patrick Roberts or James Forrest, while the double team of Hodson and Tavernier did a number on Scott Sinclair at Parkhead.
This leaves Hyndman free to provide the creativity through the middle, and we then give Dodoo a chance to start as the out and out striker we think he could be if just given a damn chance there.
Hill was on the bench on Sunday so hopefully is fit enough to partner Wilson, which is no slight on Bates as he has been commendable deputising – but Hill is simply a better defender.
And last but not least Holt and Toral doing their bit as usual breaking up play. This 4-2-3-1 formation has worked rather well, and it is anyone’s guess as to why Pedro elected to abandon it.
What do you think readers? What would you go with if you disagree on our team?