Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is faced with selection headaches ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Surely though, with Ryan Kent still struggling with a hamstring injury, Glenn Middleton must start ahead of Eros Grezda.

Injury has restricted Kent to just one appearance since the beginning of November. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Middleton made a great impact earlier in the season, but like all young players, is searching for consistency in his game.

His inch perfect cross to Alfredo Morelos sparked the comeback win over St Johnstone last weekend. Yet, he then failed to make a telling contribution against Hibs on Boxing Day.

That should not see him left out against Celtic, though.

Middleton has five goals in all competitions this season. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Grezda can’t get another opportunity

Eros Grezda cost Rangers £1.8 million in the summer, but recent performances surely make him un-selectable.

Incredibly, the Albanian has only actually had a tangible impact in one match all season.

In November’s 7-1 mauling of Motherwell, he scored twice and registered an assist.

That’s the sum total of his contribution in a Rangers shirt. Bagging a brace in a game that had already been won.

Grezda celebrates one of two strikes against Motherwell, his only in a Gers shirt. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In 13 other appearances in all competitions, the player Gerrard brought in to provide quality and trickery on the flanks, has offered nothing.

He shows glimpses of a good player every now and then, but he continues to remain anonymous for long periods. A couple of promising runs get the crowd up, but almost every time, they fall foul to a poor final pass.

While it is far from ideal to rely on a youngster like Middleton on such a big occasion, needs must.

Including Grezda from the start, will only hamper Rangers’ changes of a long overdue victory Old Firm victory.

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