Sunday, 12 August 2018

Massive team news from Ibrox as key man is dropped

Steven Gerrard has made the stunning call to rest James Tavernier for this afternoon’s visit of St Mirren at Ibrox.

The recently-appointed club captain makes way for new signing Borna Barisic to start in Govan for his debut, while Jon Flanagan takes up his natural RB position in the captain’s place for the first time as a Rangers player.

It must be borne in mind Rangers have another Europa League match this week and this selection was with that in mind, but nevertheless Steven Gerrard is making a big call to rest his captain and make full use of the resources he has at full back in order to maximise the use of his squad.

Flanagan was outstanding during the last match at Pittodrie, and Gerrard will be hoping for even better from his natural position, but Tavernier’s place on the bench is very intriguing indeed and should these two put in a fine shift today, it gives even more welcome headaches for the Rangers manager.

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