Rangers return to action after the international break when they take on Livingston at Ibrox tomorrow – and some Gers fans want Steven Gerrard to axe Connor Goldson in favour of Swedish international Filip Helander.
Helander has barely been involved since his summer move from Bologna but fans feel it is the right time to bring the centre-back into the starting XI after some unconvincing performances from Goldson.
Since arriving at Ibrox from Brighton last year, Goldson has been a near-constant starter for Gerrard’s side and it seems unlikely he’ll be dropped – even if his recent performances haven’t been brilliant.
However, with Niko Katic in arguably the best form of his career, it would be even harder to take the Croatian out the side to make room for Helander.
With a hectic run of games coming up, it’s not really an ideal time to be tinkering with the side for the sake of introducing new faces, but Helander really needs to start showing why the Gers were so keen to land him.
As attention finally turns to the return of domestic games, some fans think the Swede deserves a chance to show what he can do – with one saying they would be “disappointed” if he wasn’t in the starting XI.
Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans:
I’d be disapointed if Helander continues on the bench. He has to be up to speed now re: fitness. We still can’t afford the luxury of spending 3 mill on a back up.
— Ian Gordon (@IanGogers) September 13, 2019
King for Jack in midfield of Davis, Kamara & King with front 3 of Kent, Morelos & Ojo
Barisic back in at LB with Helander coming in at CB rest stay the same
My team for tomorrow
— Bear from the North (@Northernger) September 13, 2019
— Andy (@iEmpire_Andy) September 13, 2019
You’d think we can bring in guys like Helander, King and Kent tomorrow without impacting the team at all tomorrow.
I’d imagine Barisic will play, as will Morelos and Kent. The bigger decision will be Arfield or Ojo on the right hand side with Thursday night in mind too.
— adamski152 (@adamski152) September 13, 2019
I am hoping for an Edmunson / Katic partnership, Ojo and Kent on the wings, Andy King in for Jack with Aribo (who will be flying high) on with Kamara in midfield. Big Buff up top and then Tav / BB as Wingbacks. GK is Obv shagger.
— Liam Christie (@Liam_Christie) September 13, 2019
For me I’d go with Katic and Helander
— Garry McLean (@GarryMclean0504) September 13, 2019
— MaTo (@MaTo_122) September 13, 2019
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