Rangers take on Aberdeen tonight in a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay.
The significance of the fixture won’t be lost on many Bears.
While a league challenge is not yet over, the Cup represents the best remaining opportunity for silverware this season.
However, there was better news concerning Borna Barisic. The Croatian international has overcome the bout of illness which kept him out of Friday night’s draw against Hibernian.
Despite a disappointing result at Easter Road, Barisic replacing Halliday is the only change to the starting lineup.
Kyle Lafferty replaces Ross McCrorie on the bench, while Andy Firth is also in the dugout, rather than Wes Foderingham.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 12, 2019
There’s been an extra competitiveness to fixtures between these two sides this season. Therefore, progression to the semi-final won’t be straightforward.
Waiting for Gerrard’s men in the last four are Neil Lennon’s Celtic.
If that doesn’t serve as effective motivation tonight, nothing will.
Here’s a selection of reactions to the starting lineup:
— Gordon Smith (@Gord07) March 12, 2019
Strong looking line up with plenty of quality on the bench. 👌
— Innes Paterson (@ipaterson5) March 12, 2019
The best 11 he can put out. 🇬🇧
— Curt Davies (@curt_curtdavies) March 12, 2019
— Lil Ross🇬🇧 (@Ross1872_) March 12, 2019
Pls do not get booked Alfredo
— Lee (@Lee_H21) March 12, 2019
— brad (@BradleyGuestx) March 12, 2019
Why drop Halliday
— Mitchell Murray (@mitchellm1872) March 12, 2019
Just please win
— 🇬🇧Ryan Rossi🇬🇧 (@RyanRossiWATP) March 12, 2019