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Match day plan: Rangers

Match day plan: Rangers - Matchday

Steven Gerrard tried to delay the Celtic celebrations for as long as he possibly could and now that Celtic are the champions, his next mission is to ensure that they can’t party at the Ibrox tomorrow in the final Old Firm of the season.

It was a tight 1-0 win against Hibs last week and after witnessing what was a ridiculous red card from Allan McGregor, Gerrard looks as though he has a lot on his mind going into what could arguably be the most embarrassing Old Firm should his team fail to win.

Despite the despicable actions of McGregor, there were other areas of the pitch that the Englishman has to look to change, here are a couple changes we feel he should look to make.

Drop Ryan Kent

Drop the brand new young player of the year? Yes.

Despite picking up the prestigious accolade during the week, the 22-year-old’s performance against Hibernian last week can’t be ignored. The Englishman, who is valued at £1.8 million (as per Transfermarkt), struggled to get the ball at his feet and had no impact on the game whatsoever before being pulled off at half time by Gerrard.

Indeed, it was an extremely out-of-sorts performance from the Liverpool loanee, but it is clear that with the end of the season fast approaching the decision on whether to go back to Liverpool or stay at Rangers for another year is weighing heavy on the young player’s mind.

Start Daniel Candeias 

The ever reliable Daniel Candeias was the man who replaced teammate Kent during last week’s match against Hibs, and he made an instant impact. Helping to open up the pitch during the win, it really seems like a no-brainer to choose the 31-year-old against Celtic on Sunday.

With Gerrard clearly wanting to build his team around youth, it may possibly be one of Daniel Candeias’ final Old Firm clashes, one he will be itching to deliver in and halt any further Celtic parties.


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