Unfortunately, there are five games left of this SPFL season before Michael Beale can start his Rangers revolution. First up is Aberdeen at Ibrox and the manager will surely be looking for some kind of reaction after the performance the last time these two sides met.
Let’s look at our predicted line-up for the game;
McCrorie – The manager said he’s fit, available and he had previously mentioned McCrorie would get his chance so it makes sense to start him now.
Tavernier- Sticking with the strongest team available for the most part the captain likely keeps his place.
Goldson – After some time out, these minutes will be good for him to end the season so expect him to stay in.
Davies – There’s a chance of Souttar being involved but with the latest criticism of the Englishmen, dropping him could massively damage his confidence so he may keep his place.
Ridvan – With Barisic out it’s time for the Turkish full back to make the spot his own. A big fee was paid last summer and fans haven’t seen enough of him. He has these five games to show what he’s capable of.
Raskin – Michael Beale said he would still be picking the strongest available team and Raskin always fits into that.
Hagi – After doing the presser it seems likely that Hagi starts on Sunday but wether that’s in the front three or deeper is uncertain. Hagi playing deeper could be interesting and could show his ability to play as an eight. Another player who these five games are huge for.
Cantwell – Same reasons as Raskin, a massively important player to how Rangers play.
Sakala – Sakala only starts if Hagi is playing deeper, otherwise Hagi probably take this spot. If he starts though, he has a point to prove after two poor performances in a row.
Matondo – Beale name dropped Ridvan and Matondo in the presser so it seems likely that’ll be the left hand side on Sunday. He’s another with a point to prove after coming in for a reported £2.5m last summer.
He’s shown flashes of what he’s capable of in his last three appearances and fans will be keen to see more. These five games could be make or break for his future at Ibrox.
Colak – If he’s fit enough to play it seems a certainty he’ll play over Morelos. Purely because, as of now, his future is with Rangers next season.
How do you think Michael Beale will set up the team? Are you excited at the prospect of Ridvan and Matondo down the left?