With Rangers back in action on Saturday against Kilmarnock, several players will be concerned about their place in the side.

Borna Barisic was poor at full-back against Aberdeen. Connor Goldson looked shaky in the middle of the defence and Daniel Candeias failed to create sufficient opportunities for Alfredo Morelos.

The Croatian international has failed to impress recently. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Yet, the most telling single misdemeanour on the night, came from the boot of Glen Kamara.

After just three minutes, his sloppy square pass gifted an opportunity to Niall McGinn.

The Northern Ireland international promptly raced away and slotted past McGregor.

It was a blow the Gers never recovered from. Had the momentum not swung the Dons’ way so early on, things might have been different.

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Instead, Gerrard’s men are out of the Scottish Cup.

There’s much to ponder for the Rangers manager, at the minute. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Enough to be dropped?

People have certainly done less and been hooked from the starting XI.


It wasn’t just that, either. Overall, Kamara didn’t have his best day at the office.

Having said that, the January arrival wasn’t alone in midfield. Scott Arfield was ineffectual and while Ryan Jack hit the post, he too looks a little off the pace at the minute.

Ross McCrorie will be gunning for Jack’s spot. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Therefore, none of the midfield trio look safe.

The calibre of Kamara’s recent performances should stand him in good stead, though. Tuesday night was the first blemish on an otherwise impressive start to life at Ibrox, which has got the fans on his side right away.

Such a costly mistake is bound to serve as a wake-up call, but he should keep his place against Killie – a team he helped thrash 5-0 just a matter of weeks ago.

Here’s my predicted XI for Saturday’s match.