Alex Rae has selected three Rangers players in his Scottish Premiership Team of the Season so far, for the Scottish Sun.
There’s uncertainty over whether any leagues across Europe will be finished amid the current global health crisis, but with all matches suspended until at least 30th April, the former Gers midfielder has taken the chance to pick his star performers to date.
At right-back, he’s plucked for Gers skipper, James Tavernier.
The 28-year-old divides opinion amongst Bears, but Rae has selected him due to his ability to get forward and set up goals from the flank [Scottish Sun]. The Englishman has nine assists in the league and 15 in all competitions this campaign.
Tavernier’s teammate, Borna Barisic, occupies the other full-back slot, with Rae highlighting the Croatian international’s consistency and quality of delivery from wide areas.
Finally, there’s a spot for Alfredo Morelos up front, alongside Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard.
El Bufalo has dropped off considerably since the turn of the year, but he netted 12 times in the league over the first half of the season and 28 times in all competitions, with Rae pointing out his goals to game ratio.
Elsewhere in the XI, Rangers-linked St Mirren keeper Vaclav Hladky [Scottish Sun], gets the number one jersey, while Gers-supporting Steven Lawless of Livingston grabs a spot on the left flank.
The Light Blues are the second most represented team with three representatives, with Rae including four Celtic players.
The three selections are a relatively fair reflection of Rangers’ key performers this season.
Before the winter break, a good case could have been made for any of Allan McGregor, Ryan Jack and Steven Davis, too, but all three players have suffered significant dips in form in 2020.