Rangers take on Aberdeen at Ibrox this afternoon in a crunch Scottish Premiership clash – and the absence of Joe Aribo through injury should give Andy King a chance to impress for the Gers.

The Nigerian international looks set to miss the next few games after needing 20 stitches in a head wound sustained against Livingston in midweek.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 07: Joe Aribo of Rangers is seen in action during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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That leaves an opening in central midfield for Steven Gerrard’s side and the former Premier League winner should be given the opportunity to come into the starting XI and stake a claim for a place.

Gerrard will have a number of options available, such as Glen Kamara or Greg Docherty, but the introduction of King would add a bit of steel to the Gers midfield for what should be a tough game.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Andy King of Leicester City holds off Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on December 19, 2017 in Leicester, England.

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King has been over the course before during his career so shouldn’t have any difficulty in adjusting to the likely frenetic tempo of the Aberdeen clash and his experience could be vital for the Light Blues.

 

With Steven Davis and Ryan Jack almost certain to start for Rangers, King would offer something very different to both player and the Welsh international is, arguably, most suited of the options available to come into the side.

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