Rangers manager Steven Gerrard seemed to drop a very strong selection hint in Thursday’s press briefing ahead of the Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer on Friday night.
In a clip posted by the club’s official Twitter channel @RangersFC, Gerrard appeared alongside George Edmundson and interjected during a question that was put to the defender about him possibly featuring. The manager quipped: “He’s starting against Stranraer”, a response that drew a laugh from the 22-year-old and some of the assembled media.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 16, 2020
Edmundson has been limited to seven first-team appearances so far this season, with three of those coming as a substitute, and has started just one league game in 2019/20. His brief substitute appearance towards the end of the derby win over Celtic in December was his first at senior level since early October. [via TransferMarkt]
However, injury to Filip Helander means that Gerrard is down to three senior centre-backs for the cup clash and the manager has sung the praises of Edmundson already this season, describing his performance in the 5-0 home win over Hamilton as “faultless” and “outstanding” (as per Evening Times).
Following the defender’s appearance at the pre-Stranraer press briefing, these Rangers fans on Twitter want to see the man affectionately called “the fridge” by one supporter being included in the starting line-up at Ibrox on Friday:
The fridge has impressed every time he’s played 💪🏻
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) January 16, 2020
No concerns……be a good run out for the big fella and look forward to a solid showing 💪🔴⚪🔵
— Andy (@theboysof609) January 16, 2020
— Basherbo (@Blue0rder) January 16, 2020
Gonna be some player this guy, can see it in him
— G (@garryhood1872) January 16, 2020
Good to see edmundson get a run out looks a relaxed player on the ball for a CB.
— Stuart Jock McKenzie (@Jock_Rangers) January 16, 2020
George Edmundson is a great example of the attitude and spirit Gerrard has instilled at the club now.
Comes across very well as a lad, and from what we’ve seen of him, looks a baller too.
Loads of positives.
— Dunky 🇬🇧 (@duncspb74) January 16, 2020
Do you think Edmundson should start more regularly for Rangers? Are you happy to see Gerrard hinting at him being selected for the Stranraer game? Comment below with your views!
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