Gerrard confirms plans for debuts, hints senior star close to big return
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Gerrard confirms plans to hand Rangers debuts, senior star close to return

Steven Gerrard revealed some exciting plans for the final games of the season, during Friday morning’s press conference, as followed by the Rangers Twitter account.
Firstly, it’s clear he was impressed by what he saw during the Youth Cup Final at Hampden. The Young Gers defeated Celtic 3-2, to lift the trophy for the first time in five years.

On the night, there were standout displays from Dapo Mebude, Nathan Young-Coombes and particularly, Josh McPake.
Encouragingly, Gerrard confirmed that first team debuts will follow for the club’s best young stars.

Furthermore, it’s not just youth that’s likely to get a chance before the season is out.
The manager hinted 31-year-old midfielder Graham Dorrans, could also feature.

Scotland international Dorrans has been plagued by injury during his time at Ibrox. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He’s been sidelined since September after undergoing knee surgery. However, he returned to feature in a bounce game earlier in the week.
Gerrard stated that a Reserve team game would ideally be the next step, but that first team minutes were on the cards.

The ex-West Brom and Norwich man has been out for a long time and it’s great to hear he’s hungry to return, even though the season is coming to an end.
With just a year left on his contract, his Ibrox future is somewhat uncertain. Yet, if he’s able to prove his fitness soon, he could convince the manager to give him one last chance to make it at Ibrox, next campaign.

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