Michael Beale faces a big call against PSV Eindhoven, who he chooses in Rangers front three could decide his Champions League fate and in Rabbi Matondo, we might see a big turnaround in fortunes.
In the last two years, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Steven Gerrard didn’t have much to choose from whereas the current Light Blues boss is almost spoilt for choice.
It’s the one area that has seen the most money spent on it but Michael Beale is yet to find the right combination to get Rangers firing, could a surprise start from the cold be on the cards for Rabbi Matondo?
The Welsh winger who cost a reported £2.5m looked fired up during the win over Morton at the weekend.
Clearly determined to prove he should have more playing time, the Rangers number 17 has insisted that he is ready to fight to force his way into the manager’s plans and has done his chances no harm at all.
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In midfield, it looks like four going into three with Ryan Jack the most likely to anchor and Jose Cifuentes, Nicolas Raskin and Todd Cantwell providing the energy and spark.
The latter will, probably, repeat his Servette roll and play in a more advanced roll whilst helping out in midfield out of possession.
What this does is leaves two spaces in attack with Cyriel Dessers, Danilo, Sam Lammers, Abdallah Sima and Kemar Roofe to choose from.
However, under Steven Gerrard, Rangers frequently played with Ryan Kent offering more width – Rabbi Matondo is perfect for the role that the former winger used to do so well in Europe.
The other advantage is that the 22-year old knows the system having played it for longer than any of the other options and would be playing in the position that caught our attention in the first place.
Domestically, Rangers should be playing Rabbi Matondo more often given how much we dominate possession but in Europe it is a different matter.
Matondo looked as confident as he has since joining against Morton and if I had to trust anyone out of our current options to do a job, it would be the player whose pace alone is enough to cause full-backs and opposition defenders problems.