Rangers return from the winter break as they take on Aberdeen tomorrow evening in a vital league clash and with several players out injured, could fringe man Juninho Bacuna take his chance and feature for the champions?
Steven Davis and Scott Arfield have both been ruled out of the match which leaves a space open next to Glen Kamara in the side. James Sands could make his debut or John Lundstram could force his way back into Gio’s plans, however, there could be a chance for Bacuna.
The midfielder was signed by Steven Gerrard in the summer as the club looked to strengthen that area of the team. The 24-year-old who came with a solid reputation has featured for Huddersfield in the Premier League and has represented Curaçao at international level.
Juninho Bacuna can resurrect his Rangers career against Aberdeen
Things haven’t been great for the player under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, only featuring for a grand total of 36 minutes as the side has looked impressive during the Dutchman’s nine games in charge.
With Sands only arriving at the club a few weeks ago and plenty of transfer talk surrounding Lundstram, this could be the match where Bacuna finally gets a chance to show why Gerrard signed him and prove he can feature regularly for the side.
There is no doubt there is potential there, and with Arfield and Davis out of contract at the end of the season, if the player catches the eye of the manager, then it could well be like a new signing.
Rangers tie with Aberdeen kicks off at 7.45 pm tomorrow night and it has been a long three weeks without the Gers.