Does Gerrard go with Daniel Candeias or Eros Grezda v Livingston?
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Does Gerrard go with Daniel Candeias or Eros Grezda v Livingston?

Daniel Candeias has almost inadvertently found himself at the centre of a major off-field drama in Scotland. And as a result, he might inadvertently finds himself out of the team for Eros Grezda.

Whilst the fallout surrounding Daniel Candeias red card continues to show no signs of falling in, Grezda took full advantage the resultant league start on Sunday. He grabbed a double, an assist and the man of the match award v Motherwell.

It is hopefully the beginning of something special for Rangers and the Albanian.

Was Motherwell Grezda’s breakthrough performance at Ibrox? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But could Candeias’ place in the team be cruelly sacrificed for it?

Both players still have huge role to play

Whether either is the confirmed starter, there’s no doubt both will be heavily involved this season.

Daniel Candeias is a work horse. A player who simply doesn’t give-up and who’s attitude embodies a lot of what Rangers are all about.

He’s an important part of the team and sacrifices a lot so others can flourish. He’s got three from the wing in 21 appearances, but he allows Tav to roam and his application sets an example on the field.

Daniel Candeias plays with immense passion and is an important part of the team. (Photo by Sergio Lopez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The latest came in that St. Mirren game, where he actually replaced Grezda. His cross turned shot came out of nowhere and we needed it.

Grezda on the other hand has looked like he’s trying too hard at times. There’s a player there, and when chances have fell his way, he’s been unlucky.

Had that shot hit the back of the net against Spartak he’d be flying already.

After Motherwell, it’s a real chance for the Albanian to start showing us why journalists in his homeland rate him at £20m.

Against Livingston, Rangers have to give him the chance to do that. Grezda could potentially be too valuable to the team not to be playing.

But with Ryan Kent a doubt, maybe Gerrard will wind up playing them both?

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