After Sunday’s disappointment, Steven Gerrard said the Rangers players are “lucky” Rangers v Kilmarnock rocks around so soon.
Far from be able to stew on that miserable Sunday afternoon/evening, he has demanded they give a reaction. That reaction has to happen against 2nd place Kilmarnock.
Rangers v Kilmarnock has been a close-run thing in recent seasons. Will tonight be the same?
All going well, it won’t be as tight as previous affairs. Rangers have already dispatched Kilmarnock this season in a 3-1 win at Rugby Park. Morelos got a hat-trick then and backroom staff and fans alike will be delighted he’s back in from the start tonight.
With the rest of the team, does Gerrard play it safe or make a statement with some changes? The likes of Andy Halliday, Eros Grezda, Jordan Rossiter and Nikola Katic are chomping at the bit for a chance.
I expect a few of them will get that chance tonight.
I fancy Coulibaly, Ejaria and Sadiq to drop out. With Arfield, Rossiter and Morelos to come in. I just don’t think Gerrard will throw Grezda into this one and if Arfield is ready to start, his position in the first XI is a must. Rossiter took the press conference yesterday, usually intimating a starting berth.
Worrall and Goldson seem like Gerrard’s preferred backline too.
Is this the Rangers XI to get things back on track against Kilmarnock?