With it being revealed that Ridvan, Colak, Wright, Jack, Kent and Goldson will all be missing from the squad, who will come in and will there be much rotation from last weeks starting 11? Michael Beale also said ‘I think it’s quite an exciting team’ does that insinuate he may finally go for two strikers in todays game?
This could be the perfect opportunity to try out Malik Tillman as a more central striker and the manager has hinted previously that he wouldn’t be opposed to playing two strikers together. The idea of seeing two strikers definitely would count as ‘exciting’ as it’s not something fans have been used to seeing in recent years. A Morelos-Tillman pairing could be interesting but what could be even more exciting is a Tillman-Sakala pairing which could potentially cause chaos for the St. Mirren defence.
Another possibility is the return of Ianis Hagi to the starting line up. The Romanian has spent most of his post-injury time on the sidelines and will be eager to get on the pitch to show what he can do. Fans all know what he’s capable of after his superb season in 20/21. He contributed seven goals and eleven assists and the Rangers support would love to see him get back to that form. A very popular figure with the fans, the end of this season could be key in deciding where his future lies. A very sellable asset due to his ability and profile, it’s time for him to show if he still has what it takes to be an important part of this Rangers team going forward.
Another name who could appear in the line up is Rabbi Matondo, now back fit he’ll be desperate to prove to the fans he’s worth the price that was paid for him in the summer. He hasn’t played since before Christmas but the manager said he played in a bounce game against Chelsea during the week so may be a candidate to replace Kent on the left.
Would you like to see Matondo or Hagi hey minutes tomorrow or is it a case of stick to the strongest regular team in preparation for the semi-final?