A RangersTV interview has dropped an apparent selection hint as a first-ever Gers start beckons for Jack Simpson against Cove Rangers.
Simpson moved to Ibrox from Bournemouth on 1st February on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The 24-year-old has Premier League experience and was turning out semi-regularly in the Championship for the Cherries prior to the transfer.
However, since moving to Ibrox, he’s only made two appearances in all competitions, both of which came as a substitute.
That looks set to change on Sunday evening, though.
Usually, when a player is involved in a RangersTV piece posted on a matchday, they go on to feature in the fixture, and an interview with Simpson was released at 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
This hint that the winter arrival is in Steven Gerrard’s plans for the tie against lower-league opposition comes after assistant manager Gary McAllister confirmed that “there will be an opportunity for [fringe] players to get minutes” [RangersTV].
In the interview, Simpson told RangersTV that he’s starting to feel more settled after what was initially a challenging 400-mile move north from Bournemouth to Glasgow.
“It was [difficult] moving away from home and being away from family and friends and my girlfriend, to start with,” admitted the 6ft 3″ defender. “That was strange because I’ve never really had to do that in my career, so far,”
“But, I think you get your head around it and realise the opportunity you’ve got here and the reason you’ve come here. Just finding somewhere to live permanently, just getting yourself settled and accustomed to the area.
“Then, I guess, in day-to-day training, you start to feel more comfortable around the group and around people on the training pitch. I think, just generally, time really gets you used to that.”
🆕 INTERVIEW: @RangersTV subscribers can now watch an exclusive interview with Jack Simpson.
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Simpson looks likely to start alongside Connor Goldson at centre-back, with Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic occupying the full-back slots.
Check out our Predicted XI in full, here.