Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was able to field Steven Davis and Scott Arfield together for the first time this season – and the midfield duo are going to be crucial to the Gers’ title hopes this season.
Arfield has been wrapped in cotton wool so far this summer after representing Canada at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and made his first appearance of the season for the Gers in the clash with Blackburn today.
Gerrard pulled them both off after an hour and withdrawing them both made a massive difference to the way the Gers were playing, with nobody controlling the tempo anywhere near effectively as Davis had been.
With plenty of options in midfield, Gerrard might have different ideas but it’s clear that Davis and Arfield and so important to this side.
Their experience alone is something that is sorely lacking in a number of areas of the pitch but once you take their ability into account, it’s hard to see past them.
That could leave Gerrard deciding between which one of Joe Aribo, Ryan Jack or Glen Kamara completes his midfield trio.
All three have a good shout for deserving regular starts but leaving either Davis or Arfield out of the side leaves the Light Blues weakened.
Whatever Gerrard does, Davis and Arfield must be central to his plans or it might just cost Rangers a shot at the title.