“May surprise us”, Rangers continue new season v St Mirren

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So we’ll take a breather from the Alfredo Morelos saga and concentrate on what really matters, tomorrow’s Ibrox-season opener when St Mirren come to town.

It’s the first senior league match at Ibrox in history to have no fans in attendance, so for RTV viewers it’s the debut of brand spanking new commentator Clive Tyldesley with Emma Dodds in the studio.

But the really important stuff is on the pitch.

It is critical Rangers continue the decent start from last weekend and get a convincing win against one of the worst teams in the SPL.

There are no excuses for not putting 5 goals past the Buddies – no nonsense about ’10 men behind the ball’ and all that because Celtic put 5 past Hamilton last weekend in similar circumstances.

Rangers have spent big now this summer, around £13M on Ianis Hagi, Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogun, Jon McLaughlin, Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten, and that’s more than St Mirren are worth as a club. Considerably more.

So we’d like to see Ibrox debuts for Balogun, Roofe and Itten to give the fans something exciting and new to enjoy from the start – and while we don’t expect St Mirren to give Rangers a huge test, they’ll have their moments and Balogun, Itten and Roofe will get their first tastes of Govan.

Even with no fans.

The Morelos Mayhem has distracted us for far too long, we don’t expect him to be in the squad, but Stevie may surprise us and have him on the bench.

But either way, whatever the manager selects should get the job done and done well.

We anticipate.