Playing at Ibrox against 10-man-defences is going to be the norm this season, therefore a change in tactics at home becomes imperative and needs careful consideration. I think I have the right solution. Play all our best players at the start, the ones with real talent and play a very attacking team that can also handle quick attacking moments from the opposition: in a 3 2 4 1 formation.
Wilson, Alves, Cardoso
Candeias Kranjcar Dorrans Windass
I don’t trust Wes to come out for cross balls and our opponents all know this weakness and play on the opportunities that Foderingham provides. We are still needing one very tall centre half who is totally dominant in the air. Why does Pedro not see these obvious weaknesses?
I really like Alves, a great signing and I think Cardoso has the potential to be a good Rangers class player. Danny Wilson – we’ll see!
I have gone for Candeias and Windass as the two wing-backs with Jack and Rossiter giving the three centre halves some added protection. They are both quality players, very good passers and can contribute to us going forward on occasions. They also stop us being overrun easily by the opposition in the midfield.
This leaves a big responsibility on Niko Kranjcar and Graham Dorrans’ shoulders to get forward throughout the match to support Morelos at all times. When the wing backs get into their wide positions frequently to cross the balls, that’s when we have as many following up with the play as possible. It is a very attacking line-up, but they are good players and should be able to adapt and score a lot more goals and win more games than we have so far.
What do you think? Would this switch work or should we stick with the 4-4-2?
I look forward to our usual comments from our very loyal Ibrox Noise family.