After two disappointing results in the last week, it’s likely that Steven Gerrard will make changes for Saturday afternoon’s game against Kilmarnock.
There are several players under scrutiny, one of whom, is Borna Barisic.
The Croatian international has flattered to deceive recently and didn’t justify ousting Andy Halliday from the starting XI on Tuesday night.
With neither player nailing down that left-back berth, you would think the third choice for that position would be in with a shout.
However, time and again this season, Gerrard has proved reluctant to play Lee Wallace.
Surely, though, this represents a last opportunity for the 31-year-old.
He’s been excluded from the match day squad for large parts of the season – seemingly still being punishment for his role in an alleged altercation with Graeme Murty, last season.
Time now running out
The former club captain has only featured twice all campaign. On both occasions, he came on as a substitute.
This is a guy with ten Scotland caps, still rated at £720k by Transfermarkt. There’s simply no way his exclusion is based purely on footballing ability.
His absence isn’t through injury either. He was snapped taking part in training before the Hibernian clash as he has been on multiple occasions throughout the season.
With his contract is up this summer, chances to see him don the Rangers jersey again are running out.
You would think Kilmarnock is the perfect time to bring him back into the fold.
Something tells me it’s unlikely, though.
If indeed he still isn’t included in the squad, that’s likely the end of the road.
With an international break and single figure league fixtures remaining, there’s every chance a half away at St Johnstone in December, will prove to be his last contribution for the club.