Rangers’ manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed that one new signing of either Carlos Pena or Eduardo Herrera will either be on the bench tonight or in the starting XI.
That is a 50/50 for both but looking at the failings of the first leg in which a lack of cutting edge beset the night’s performance before the overall shape started to fade from around 50′ onwards, it seems worth looking at the options this leaves.
A change in formation is possible – whether it was a messy 4-3-3 or a weird hybrid 4-2-3-1 at Ibrox last week, it did not work, and there have been suggestions in some quarters that Jason Holt could be a sacrifice in order to give Dalcio a partner in the form of Herrera with a switch to a dramatic 4-4-2 which would also see Waghorn hooked to make way for Daniel Candeias.
Or it could be Pena who comes in for Waghorn with Dalcio playing in Miller’s place leaving the Portuguese winger deeper in the same formation in the first leg while the 37-year old veteran runs the line up top alone.
Or the third option, quite possible, is absolutely no changes at all to the starting XI and simply one of the two new lads on the bench.
One thing about this regime – it is crazily unpredictable, a rank opposite to the crazily predictable nature of his predecessor.
We shall be put out our misery around 17:45 hours this evening. What do you guys think Pedro will do?