Steven Gerrard’s admission that he believes Finland’s Glen Kamara was not only MOTM but ‘head and shoulders above the rest’ in the Rangers midfielder’s second international outing v Ireland during the break dropped a major hint that he’s more than happy with the ex-Dundee man’s start to the season, despite resting him in recent matches.
The 24-year old, subject to some bid speculation from the likes of Brighton and Marseille, has had a neat and steady start to his domestic season, with a far more assured and confidently concentrated demeanour in the middle, and Gerrard’s strong praise of him and his display midweek could imply he’ll be back in the side to face United on Saturday.
Gerrard did reserve some huge praise as well for his replacement Steven Davis, which could admittedly equally imply he will get the nod, but somehow Kamara’s absence in recent matches and subsequent excellent international displays at the heart of his nation’s midfield might just be the refresher he needed to get his place back at Ibrox.
Kamara had a patchy season at best last term, with poor concentration and some lazy passing – any blind man could see he was technically of high quality, but his own haphazard approach did him no favours.
This season that carefree attitude is absent and his passing and focus are infinitely tighter – and yet despite them he still found himself benched after the Livi outing!
Nevertheless, a strong showing on national duty may just see him regain his place.
Mind you, what a tough choice – in-form Kamara or in-form Davis.
Or is Jack getting a rest… plot twist…