According to Rock Sport radio host Bill Young, Rangers forward Eros Grezda will be on the bench for Rangers at the weekend if he reacts well to training this week.
The Albania international joined the Glaswegian club on the final day of the transfer window, but is yet to feature after carrying an injury.
This will be fantastic news for manager Steven Gerrard, as it creates options from the bench for Rangers’ forthcoming fixtures. The Gers only used two of their substitutes in their recent loss to Celtic, which could be an indication that Gerrard did not trust the players he had on his bench. Grezda will relieve that problem.
Once he has recovered to full fitness, it will add another string to the teams bow, allowing Gerrard to rotate Kyle Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos. His presence in training will only increase the intensity and competition on the training paddock, which will improve performances undoubtedly.
Stylistically, Grezda will offer something new to this Rangers team. As seen in their loss to Celtic, Gerrard’s men struggled to get out of their defensive rut, finding it almost impossible to transition to attack. The pace of Grezda means that Rangers’ counter attack becomes a real weapon, whether the Albanian plays wide or through the middle.
Rangers currently sit in seventh in the Scottish Premiership, with one win, two draws and one loss from their opening four games of the season. They host bottom placed Dundee United at the weekend, and the addition of Grezda may be enough to turn those frustrating draws into wins.