Rangers may well have dropped a selection hint on the eve of their Europa League clash with Brondby in Denmark.
The Gers will face the Danish champions at the Brondby Stadion on Thursday evening as they look to continue their recovery from a poor start to Group A.
On Wednesday morning, the manager addressed the media, confirming that Ryan Kent would return to the squad after missing a month and a half with a hamstring injury, but revealing that midfielder Glen Kamara is a doubt after picking up a knock.
A potential selection hint was then dropped by the decision to send Scott Arfield out to field questions.
Gerrard raved about Arfield ahead of Sunday’s trip to Motherwell and then started the Canada international in midfield.
It was his first league start of the season and he played his part in a resounding victory.
It would be a surprise if the manager deviated much from the team that performed so well at Fir Park and Arfield’s selection for press duty suggests he’s very much in line for another appearance.
The 33-year-old has only had one outing in Group A to date, a 12-minute cameo as the Gers closed out their 2-0 win over Brondby at Ibrox two weeks ago.
“I’m always raring to go when I get an opportunity,” said Arfield during the presser [RangersTV]. “I’m back in after weeks out, so I’m fresh to go and I’m looking forward to it.”
Arfield played a key role for Rangers in Europe last season, scoring in the Europa League playoff win over Galatasaray and also finding the net against Standard Liege and Benfica during the group stages.