Tuesday evening sees Rangers make the short journey to Maryhill, taking on Patrick in a rearranged Scottish Premiership clash.

Rangers head into this match after a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Ibrox on Saturday to Hibernian.

Rangers will be hoping to get back to winning ways.

Here are 5 storylines to follow.


I don’t think we brought in Jason Cummings to sit or come off the bench and after cameos in the league in the last two games due to lack of match sharpness, tonight is surely the night he starts in the league.

I would like to see Cummings and Morelos both playing up top, the movement and interchanging of these two would provide a nightmare for most defenders. It would also create space for our midfielders to exploit, something we have struggled with of late.

Murty might of course choose to play Cummings instead of Windass, who has been well below the standards he is capable of reaching in recent matches.


I fully expect a positive reaction by James Tavernier, his inexplicable decision on Saturday to push Scott Allen without any doubt cost us points. This season so far he has been our most improved player, playing at an extremely high level in both attacking and defensive phases of the game.

All credit goes to Tav for accepting responsibility, putting a tweet out after the final whistle apologising for his actions.

He will be more determined than usual I’m sure to make a positive impact on the outcome of this match, his runs forward and crossing ability could be one of our keys to victory tonight.


Murty now has a decent size squad at his disposal and after such a poor display on Saturday he might just fancy shaking things up a bit for this match.

The most glaring candidates to be dropped would be Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias, who both had extremely poor showings in the match with Hibernian.

Another player and position I could foresee a change at would be Sean Goss coming out, due to either a more defensive minded player such as Docherty coming in or a formation change by the Rangers manager.


Recent matches involving Rangers and Partick have produced their fair share of excitement and drama, will tonight be another one of these games?

This season in encounters at Firhill we have already seen a 2-2 draw play out, together with a 3-1 victory for Rangers after extra time in the quarter-final of the League Cup. Throw in last season’s games at the stadium, which both provided last minute winners for the Ibrox men, one thing is for sure games at Firhill between the two sides are never dull.


Many people thought that after sustaining his injury away to Hibernian in December, that it might well have been the last sight we had seen of Miller in a Rangers jersey but with the player making a faster than expected recovery time, we might just see him tonight.

I’m not sure what stage the game would have to be at for Murty to introduce the veteran striker, but with his favoured Mark Warburton style 70-minute substitutes maybe we will see Miller introduced.

Personally I feel there are better alternatives, who might argue they have waited patiently for a chance in the team, however we all know how much Miller is rated and respected by the Rangers boss.


Partick Thistle 0 Rangers 2

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