Shock u-turn could help swing 55 in Rangers’ favour

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Last night’s rather underwhelming demo from the fringe men has worried a number of fans, and as we said earlier, a possible solution comes as bringing in some quality between now and the end of January.

But is there an easier way?

We have on our books a fine attacking midfielder, and a fine winger – while not quite Messi and Ronaldo, Greg Docherty and Jamie Murphy could see reprieves and given second chances to be a bigger part of Rangers now that the limited quality of the fringe men has been massively exposed.

We would much rather put Docherty on than Barker, much rather Murphy got a chance over Ojo – we want decent quality players, who happen in this case to be Rangers men, to be the deputies that come in in the event of injury or suspension, and there’s no doubt both of these players are good enough at least for bread and butter SPL matches.

With a limited period till January’s window closes, opportunities are likely to be scarce, although we are hoping the hierarchy are working on deals regardless.

But Docherty and Murphy could, and frankly, should get a stay of execution and a chance to be a bigger part of the match day squad.

Especially now we evidently need someone a lot better than Brandon Barker.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Agree. Made the same point in another post yesterday. I've been fairly indifferent to keeping both having faith in the managers decision. But why run the risk of bringing in untested players when we could go with Murphy and Docherty who are better than Barker. Move them on in the summer when we have time to get better players in.

  2. Totally agree, docherty especially should get a chance, and a fit Murphy would do a lot better than barker or ojoplus always said from start of season would have liked a decent centre forward with it if height as back up too.

    • a pre-injury fit Murphy would, we don't know what today's Murphy is capable of. Can only presume he's not the same player he was.

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