Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has delivered a huge slight upon two Rangers men after starting 18-year old Nathan Patterson ahead of both this evening despite suggesting only 10 hours ago that he wasn’t ready.
Matt Polster and Jon Flanagan both have to be content with a place on the bench, for a cup match v lowly Stranraer, and while Polster didn’t make Dubai due to getting married, Flanagan did and played in the friendly v Tashkent.
While we must praise the use of a youth at Ibrox tonight, what does it mean for two seniors that they couldn’t get a start when James Tavernier isn’t even available.
This is an indication of Rangers’ lack of quality depth when injuries happen, and we’d certainly emphasise that a few good bodies need signed this window.
Because the fringe players, in Gerrard’s own actions, aren’t up to the task.