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Rangers: Van Bronckhorst should unleash Lowry vs Red Star

Rangers: Van Bronckhorst should unleash Lowry vs Red Star -Rangers News

This is part of The Transfer Tavern’s Talking Tactics series, where we analyse two changes a manager should make in their upcoming fixture.

Glasgow Rangers have a healthy 3-0 aggregate lead going into the second leg of their tie away at Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Europa League, but Giovanni van Bronckhorst will know that the job is not done yet, and that they will have to be professional if they are to see it through.

With players like Allan McGregor, Leon Balogun and Fashion Sakala left to rest on the bench in the most recent 3-0 win away at Dundee in the Scottish Cup, there will be plenty of potential changes for the Dutchman to make to his starting eleven, and we feel there are two big risks he should take.

Alex Lowry starts

Of course, with the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe in the squad, young Alex Lowry has not had too many opportunities so far this season, with just four senior games played in total.

Should Rangers give Lowry more chances?

Yes

Yes

No

No

However, he came off of the bench late on against Dundee and made an instant impact, grabbing himself an assist for Sakala’s goal straight away.

The teenager will be full of confidence, and given that they are already three goals up, it would do no harm for van Bronckhorst to start him this evening, with the option of bringing on Morelos or Roofe if things are not quite working out.

Ryan Jack axed

Unfortunately for Jack, he was rather clumsy in conceding the penalty in the first leg, earning him an early yellow card, but luckily McGregor was there to spare his blushes in what could otherwise have been a very nervy end to the half.

Having played almost the full 90 minutes at Dundee as well, after being subbed off for Lowry, the £12,000-per-week ace may need a rest and just to be taken out of the firing line a little given what happened in the first leg at Ibrox.

Nonetheless, he is still a handy option to have off of the bench, and van Bronckhorst may need to call upon him to help see the match out in the second half.

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