Rangers attackers receive big Motherwell boost with 21 y.o novice in firing line
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Rangers boosted by Motherwell injury fears ahead of SPL clash

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has admitted that he may be without a first-team regular for the visit of Rangers, as quoted by the Evening Times.
First choice goalkeeper, Mark Gillespie, was forced off with an injury in the 3-1 defeat at Aberdeen in midweek.

Gillespie signed from Walsall during the summer. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

His replacement was 21-year-old Rohan Ferguson.
He was making his first appearance for ‘Well and is in line to start against the Gers on Sunday.

“We’re hopeful that Mark is fit but I’ve got confidence in Rohan,” said Robinson, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“He’s had game time out on loan and that’s what we do at this football club – we give young players chances so he might get a chance in a big game.”
“It’s sink or swim, isn’t it?” But I think he’ll handle it no problem…We’re not frightened to give them [young players] the opportunity.”

Rohan Ferguson in action for Aidrie. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers are without their main marksman, Alfredo Morelos, through suspension.

However, Jermain Defoe is sure to be licking his lips at this news.
Ferguson has over 60 league appearances for Aidriedonians under his belt.
However, he’s an SPL novice and facing Rangers is a different proposition altogether. In front of the Sky Sports cameras, it would be a big occasion to make your first start and there will be nerves there.
Therefore, Gerrard’s men should certainly look to test out the newcomer in the early stages, if he’s given the nod.


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