The Bluenoses have certainly come on leaps and bounds since Gerrard took charge as they were nowhere near competing with Celtic last season, so things are definitely looking up.
Indeed, Rangers will welcome St. Johnstone to Ibrox later on today in their next Scottish Premiership fixture. The opposition have failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions, so the Bluenoses will fancy themselves to put vital pressure on Celtic by securing all three points.
Although, with Alfredo Morelos still serving his suspension after receiving a red card against Aberdeen, Gerrard must turn to these TWO players to make up for his absence…
Dapo Mebude has been pretty impressive in the youth ranks this season and he’s one of the club’s most promising youngsters. He finds himself in Rangers’ squad to face St. Johnstone due to a number of injuries.
Indeed, Mebude has plenty of potential and he’ll be desperate to impress if he’s gifted his debut. So, with a big void needing to be filled, Gerrard should give the youngster a chance to make a name for himself.
Daniel Candeias will be desperate to prove himself in Morelos’ absence later on today as he’s already lost out to Jermain Defoe in the starting lineup on a couple of occasions.
The Spaniard was one of the standout performers during the first half of the season and he has a rather impressive five goals and six assists to his name at this point, so it’s clear to see that he can impact things in the final third.
Indeed, the winger’s creativity and finishing ability will come in handy against a St. Johnstone side that have leaked goals in recent times, and are heading into today’s game off the back of a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Celtic.