Supporters have reacted after the Rangers starting XI was confirmed for Wednesday afternoon’s Premiership fixture against St Mirren [Rangers FC Twitter].
The Gers are seeking revenge in Paisley following their shock League Cup exit there earlier in the month, while three points would leave them in a commanding position in the title race ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm at Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard’s side are currently 16 points clear of Celtic, who have three games in hand and are also in action this afternoon against Dundee United at Parkhead.
As a result, the Gers boss is taking the game extremely seriously and only two changes have been made to the side that defeated Hibs 1-0 on Boxing Day.
Allan McGregor starts in goal, making his 400th appearance for the club. There’s one alteration in defence as Filip Helander replaces Leon Balogun, with James Tavernier, Connor Goldson and Borna Barisic making up the rest of the back four.
In midfield, both Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack were unavailable through injury, so Steven Davis, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo all continue.
Finally, there’s a big change up in attack as Alfredo Morelos returns to lead the line with Ryan Kent dropping out. Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi will take up the support roles.
Will this side be strong enough to secure all three points in Paisley?
Plenty of supporters were pleased to see Kent dropping to the bench for a rest ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm.
Here’s a selection of reactions from fans on Twitter:
Keep kent fresh for old firm where there will be more space for him to exploit than today👍
— ZunguZungu (@george_smith63) December 30, 2020
Kent rested pic.twitter.com/DXldFpNSOW
— Andrew 🇬🇧 (@Andrew_RFC_1872) December 30, 2020
Love the lad but it’s the right decision dropping Kent.
— Dave (@dave_n84) December 30, 2020
Kent dropped to keep him ready for the old firm, the lads a game changer!💥
— Greg Sinclair (@Gsinclair291) December 30, 2020
Like it 👍 Kent not being doing it so good shout and it keeps him fresh for Saturday and his favourite opponent 👍🇬🇧💙
— Gav (@GAVMFN) December 30, 2020
Agree with that. Kent was a little off the boil in the last game. See if this combination is a winner. Settle the score lads with 3 more points
— Foodyman (@Foodyman1) December 30, 2020
Strongest team we have – Kent. Resting him and giving him a break for Old Firm…. always shows up on derby day!
— Ross Dalrymple (@rossdalrymple) December 30, 2020
Hagi over Kent isn’t surprising hagi been playing well
— Pendy.G.R.F.C.🇬🇧 (@pendy_c) December 30, 2020