Rangers duo in race against time…

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MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Scott Arfield of Rangers (R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with Ryan Jack of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers face a big sweat this weekend to get Ryan Jack or Scott Arfield back to face Aberdeen.

The clash, as Ibrox Noise’s Kevin said recently, is arguably the most important Rangers match in 10 years. Win, and it’s a 22 point gap over Celtic. Lose, and they then win, and suddenly they’re aiming at seriously closing the gap to just 7 points.

It’s massive, it’s epic, and it’s the biggest step towards 55 yet.

But my God we need Scotty and Jacko back asap.

The problem is manager Steven Gerrard will have only a clearer picture about their prognosis this week, and probably not good news about them featuring at the weekend.

There’s no denying Jack’s dig has been a miss lately – despite the excellent run and results, our midfield could do with that extra steel, and it was definitely absent against Celtic as their central unit overran ours.

As for Arfield, Rangers are just a better team when he’s around, and we sorely miss him.

We are coping without both of them, as we say – just one loss all season domestically is testament to how the wider squad are faring as a whole.

But against Aberdeen, in form themselves, and desperate to get one over on us as always, especially on their own patch, two arms-up-sleeves grafters like Arfield and Jack could help a lot.

We’ll probably only find out 100% an hour before kick off.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I alluded to the importance of these guys especially against the bigger teams . They change it and have the experience to mix it with them too and Scotty is a pure goal threat . I really hope we get at least one of them . I’d like to see how Zungu would cope but perhaps it’s too an important game for an experiment lol

  2. The team that beat Celtic should still walk over Aberdeen if they turn up. As much as I love both players, be a big risk playing them after injury lay offs against the thuggery we’re likely to face against Aberdeen. Plus without McCrorie, due to parent club rules, they are a much weaker side. Remain solid at the back and we should win this one.

  3. We definitely need to play better than we have in the last few games. Is it any coincidence that both Arfield and Jack were missing for those games. Certainly against Ceptic we played without 2 of our 3 true Rangers men who really know what that game is all about. It took the 3rd to step up and win us the points. The Aberdeen game is in the same mould as Ceptic. I would love one or both to be available though if fit it’s unlikely Jack would be thrown straight back in. Without both then others like Aribo, Kent, Hagi and Morelos need to step up.

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