If there is one area of the Rangers team that Michael Beale now knows that he can trust it is the midfield, but there are still questions to be answered elsewhere.

The defence continues to show bouts of nervousness but it is the forward line that the Gers boss has to discover what works best after investing heavily in the summer.

Against Servette, Rangers went with pace to start off with and then Michael Beale brought on the experience and control of Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers.

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With Todd Cantwell moved up a line into the attack to give him more freedom, he was a near constant threat to the Swiss outfit and the only one who looked really comfortable in their role.

Rangers need Michael Beale to nail forward combinations

In the first half, the idea of using Danilo and Abdallah Sima made sense but the ball just wasn’t sticking in the final third.

A subtle tactical tweak saw Cantwell play more as a number 10 and link up with the midfield but chance creation was still limited.

Rangers do have decent options now but they are all adapting to a new system, each other and what is expected of them, Michael Beale needs to find out who can and who can’t play together.

Lammers and Cantwell can play together, Sima is better when he has more space to run into and passes are played in front of him rather than playing through the middle as part of a two.

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Dessers is almost a throw back centre forward who will give defenders a physical test as well as getting into good goalscoring positions.

He hasn’t scored in his last two games but has been hitting the target and making the keeper make good saves or the defenders blocks.

The last three starting XIs have seen three different front threes and this is the area of most concern.

Cohesion and fluidity in Rangers attack is not going to be built if Michael Beale is constantly chopping and changing.

A new forward line built at a cost of over £13m will come good but the manager needs to start getting it right from the first whistle.