Many Glasgow Rangers fans have been left buzzing as some early team news has emerged ahead of their Old Firm clash next month.
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of their match at home to Dundee United this afternoon, Giovanni van Bronckhorst has now revealed that any players that are set to represent their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in January will be available for their game away at Celtic on the 2nd before being released.
The likes of Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo could well be called up to the Nigeria squad for the tournament, which kicks off a week later on the 9th.
Should Rangers start Bassey?
All three have made at least 18 appearances in total over all competitions so far this season for the Ibrox faithful, and so are all important members of the squad.
Thus, having them available for potentially their biggest game of the season against their bitter rivals, given their positions in the Scottish Premiership table, would be a big boost to their chances of winning.
Rangers fans on team news
These Teddy Bears supporters buzzed as the team news was shared on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that it is ‘brilliant’:
“Superb news especially with the way Aribo and Bassey are playing right now.”
“There’s some brilliant news for your Friday afternoon”
“Absolutely fantastic words from the man himself”
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