Did Gerrard drop hint about which Rangers centre half starts tomorrow?
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Did Gerrard drop hint about which Rangers centre half starts tomorrow?

Ever since Rangers title plans were cast into doubt on Wednesday night, much of the conversation has surrounded centre half Joe Worrall.
The on-loan Nottingham Forest defender has come under fire for his error at Rugby Park which gifted Killie an equaliser. Rangers had been comfortable until then.
But in an interview with the Evening Times, has Steven Gerrard dropped a huge hint about who will be starting tomorrow afternoon?

Joe Worrall has come under fire for his role in Wednesday’s defeat to Kilmarnock. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Joe will be looking for some faith from me and his team-mates,” said Gerrard. “He has bailed us out on numerous occasions to deserve that faith.”

That suggests Gerrard will be keeping faith with Joe Worrall going into the Livingston match. It’s also good man management either way.
If it pays off, both are redeemed for choosing the centre half. If it doesn’t, Gerrard will take the flak, not Worrall. Not that there’s any excuse for that happening. His decision is also made much harder by the absence of Connor Goldson.
The criticism of Worrall is in huge contrast to
the plaudits he received after December’s Old Firm. For many, he redeemed the recklessness which had blighted his Rangers career in that match. He hasn’t always been the most popular choice at Ibrox.

Worrall has strained relationship with Rangers fans

Being a loanee many Rangers fans argue that because Worrall isn’t our player we shouldn’t be focusing on his development. Fans are also angry that Nikola Katic’s place in the team is being sacrificed instead.

Many Rangers fans want Niko Katic reinstated against Livingston. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Rangers manager would go on to discuss the impact Worrall’s mistake will have on the player, suggesting he’s strong enough to bounce back. He also took aim at the rest of the players who played that night.
“He is man enough and has been around long enough, even though he’s still young, to know he is going to make mistakes,” said Gerrard.

“The positive thing for me is he held his hand up and has taken it on his shoulders. The disappointing thing for me was the reaction from the rest of the team following the mistake. It wasn’t good enough.”
Livingston v Rangers kicks off at 4pm tomorrow at the Tony Macaroni Arena in what is a must win match for the Ibrox side.