Rangers take on Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox this afternoon in a pre-season friendly – and Gers fans are excited ahead of the clash after Steven Gerrard’s starting XI was confirmed.
Gerrard has made a host of changes from midweek with Scott Arfield making his first appearance of pre-season and the possibility of a debut for new signing Filip Helander from the bench.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 21, 2019
The Light Blues smashed six past St. Joseph’s on Thursday night in the Europa League and continue their preparations for the new league season and the second qualifying round Europa match with Progres later this week.
Blackburn should pose a tougher test than St. Joseph’s did for Gerrard’s side and the Light Blues will be hoping for another strong performance.
It’s likely Gerrard will make use of his entire squad again as he makes sure his players are protected ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash.
Gers fans on Twitter are delighted to see Arfield back in action after the midfielder spent much of the summer representing Canada at the CONCACAF Gold Cup – although there’s no place in the squad for Daniel Candeias as an exit looks close.
Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans on Twitter ahead of the clash with Blackburn:
Into em scotty 💪🏻🇬🇧
— SamWilliamsBFC (@SamWilliams888) July 21, 2019
Cadieas not in the squad, big loss like boy worked his socks off man was class
— dean boyd (@iAMdeanboyd) July 21, 2019
— Luke Cowan (@LukeCowan1872) July 21, 2019
— Curtis 🇭🇷 (@1872Curtis) July 21, 2019
Jack and Arfield💉
— C👸🏼 (@Smithy_1872) July 21, 2019
— Mitchell 🇬🇧 (@mitchellm1872) July 21, 2019
Another strong XI
2 or 3-0 Rangers 🔴⚪️🔵
— RCK 1872 (@1872Rck) July 21, 2019