Gerrard must call upon Ibrox fan favourite for vital Midtjylland role
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Gerrard must recall Rangers fan favourite for vital Midtjylland task

Rangers travel to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland on Thursday evening for the first leg of their Europa League Third Round Qualifying tie.
It marks a big step up in quality of opponent following clashes against the much lesser-fancied St Joseph’s and Progres Niederkorn.

Goals from Sheyi Ojo and Joe Aribo saw Rangers past Progres. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the first leg coming away from home Steven Gerrard’s priority has to be to stay solid at the back, to ensure his team have a chance back at Ibrox for the return fixture.

Gerrard must recall Rangers fan favourite

Away goals are important, but one doesn’t matter for as much if you ship four at the other end.
Therefore, it’s important that Glen Kamara comes back into the starting XI. He sat out the Scottish Premiership opener at Kilmarnock on Sunday, with Joe Aribo, Steven Davis and Ryan Jack filling the three central berths.
While Aribo adds a goal threat going forward, for the sake of defensive security, it should be he that makes way for the Finland international. Later in the piece, the ex-Charlton man can be introduced from the bench.

Kamara has shown real quality for club and country over the last six months. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

That’s because Kamara showed last season that he’s excellent at providing a buffer to the back four. Despite only costing the club a reported £50k [Daily Record], he reads the game extremely well.

He’s remarkably calm under pressure, too, as he demonstrated in his first Old Firm start back in May.
The 23-year-old is exactly the type of player required for a tense European away trip. You know what you’re going to get with Glen and Connor Goldson and co. are sure to feel a whole lot better with him patrolling in front of them.
The inclusion of Kamara is one of three changes we’ve made in our predicted XI for the Midtjylland clash.

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