Steven Gerrard should hand a first-ever Rangers start to talented speedster Scott Wright in Sunday’s Scottish Cup Third Round clash against Cove Rangers.
Wright joined the Gers from Aberdeen on a four-and-a-half-year deal on 1st February and has shown plenty of promise since then.
🆕 Another One! 🆕#RangersFC are today delighted to announce the signing of Scott Wright on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Aberdeen.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 1, 2021
He’s made seven appearances in total, all of which have come as a substitute, ensuring he’s only played 94 minutes of football in Light Blue.
Yet, he’s impressed supporters with his pace and attitude, earning rave reviews for his latest cameo in the 1-1 Old Firm draw at Celtic Park earlier this month.
With a game against lower-league opposition approaching, it’s now surely time to hand him a chance to show what he can do from the start.
The Scottish Cup is the ‘priority’ for Rangers going forward, according to Steven Gerrard [Glasgow Times], so there will be minor alternations rather than wholesale changes to the side.
Given that he hasn’t been away on international duty, Ryan Kent is likely to start on the left, but Wright could slot into the right inside forward berth.
Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi are currently with Nigeria and Romania respectively and rest upon their return will do them no harm, while the ex-Dons flyer will be fresh and raring to go.
The decision to push through his transfer at the back end of the winter window has allowed him time to settle in and he’s earned the chance to cut loose at Ibrox as the Gers bid for Scottish Cup progression.