The three Rangers players who can still play a big role this season
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The three Rangers players who can still play a big role this season

The Rangers squad has been well and truly utilised already this season. Steven Gerrard has used a total of 26 Rangers players already this year.

Such rotation came in for criticism after a shocker against Livingston but Gerrard knows better than anyone how important squad depth is. The former England and Liverpool hero played at the highest level his entire career and knows that rotating and keep fresh legs is vital over a long season.

But so is keeping a consistency in style, line-up and performance. The most important thing is that Gerrard has options and dilemmas all over the field.

Steven Gerrard has used 26 players already this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers are blessed with a squad depth they haven’t had in a long time. Whilst many Rangers players have been used, there have been maybe 6 or 7 stand-outs so far. Saying that, it’s unfair to suggest that the whole squad hasn’t done well. They have.

And there’s still more to come. Here’s three players who could still step up the plate this year.

Jordan Rossiter

The young Englishman seems to be perpetually injured but now it finally looks as if he’s on the road to recovery. He’s obviously a talent and Rangers would do well to get him up to match standard. If they can, he can play a big role this year and prove many of his doubters wrong.

Jordan Rossiter returned to Rangers action against Ayr United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Graham Dorrans

Another who’s Rangers career has been blighted with injury. The technical playmaker showed flashes of what he was capable of last year but never really hit the heights we expected. He’s edging closer to fitness and Gerrard has reiterated his importance to the squad. That dribble v Villarreal was more like what we expect from him.

Graham Dorrans has struggled for fitness the entire time he’s been at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gareth McAuley

In a long season, team’s don’t just need legs, but they need experience too. At 38, McAuley might not have all that much of the former (though he could surprise us) but he has plenty of the latter. The Ulsterman is yet to play for the club but that should change soon. Expect the reliable centre half to slot in nicely when he’s called upon.

Gareth McAuley has yet to play for Rangers but is a reliable option at the back. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

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