Rangers take on FC Midtjylland on Thursday evening, as they hope to continue their progression through the Europa League Qualifying system.
So far, it’s been relatively plain sailing with the Gers not yet conceding a goal in 360 minutes of football.
Yet, the Danes, who have won four out of four in their domestic league, will pose a greater threat than those who went before.
On Tuesday, we predicted
Did presser hint Rangers winger to start in Denmark?
You can never be totally sure what formula the manger is going to go for, though. It’s an educated guessing game right up until an hour before kick-off.
Yet, the choice of player to accompany him to Wednesday’s press conference may elude to a surprise inclusion in the starting XI, in the shape of Jordan Jones.
🎙 Steven Gerrard and Jordan Jones are here ahead of tomorrow’s game… pic.twitter.com/r2yroamAEt
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 7, 2019
With Gerrard likely set up to defend first and foremost, the Northern Ireland international’s pace could prove a big asset on the counter. Furthermore, his trickery could come in handy in the search for an away goal.
The 24-year-old eventually joined up with Rangers this summer, having signed a pre-contract agreement back in January.
So far, he’s fulfilled more of a squad player role, rather than that of a crucial figure.
His only competitive start to date came in the first leg of the first qualifying round against St Joseph’s. Since then, he’s been confined to the bench, making a number of substitute appearances.
Yet, there’s a chance that after Sheyi Ojo put in a disappointing shift against Killie on Sunday, Jones could get the nod.
Whatever his involvement in the tie, he’s bound to be raring to go. He’s still searching for his first Gers goal and he’d certainly delight his manager by grabbing one against Midtjylland.