Time for change: Murty must start this Rangers star against Falkirk on Sunday

Rangers supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side thump St Johnstone 4-1 on Tuesday night to move to within six points of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.

Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash at McDiarmid Park off the back of comfortably beating Hearts 2-0 in their preceding league encounter, a result which saw them leapfrog Aberdeen into second place following their defeat to Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic the day after. And the Gers reduced the gap to their Old Firm rivals once again as goals from James Tavernier, Josh Windass, Sean Goss, and Alfredo Morelos sealed a comprehensive victory for the Light Blues, thus setting them up perfectly for their Scottish Cup meeting with Falkirk at Ibrox on Sunday.

As such, there have been many thrilled Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are daring to dream about what their team could go on to achieve this term, both in the league and in the Scottish Cup.

And many of our resident Gers supporters have been discussing Sunday’s cup meeting with Scottish Championship side Falkirk at Ibrox, with several suggesting that striker Jason Cummings must get a start to continuing proving his credentials to manager Murty.

Ultimately, the 22-year-old only made a loan move to the Glasgow-based outfit during the January transfer window, and as such will want to do all he can to earn himself a permanent deal with the Scottish giants.

Yet the Nottingham Forest man has so far managed just three starts under the former Reading and Southampton defender, such has been the great form of the likes of Windass, Morelos, and Jamie Murphy.

But the latter hobbled off with a foot problem against St Johnstone on Tuesday night to plunge his availability against Falkirk into doubt, opening the door for Cummings to start and thus stake a claim for a regular first team spot.

The 22-year-old has bagged two goals and laid on one assist in nine appearances for Rangers since his arrival in January, but with six of those appearances off the bench, it equates to a direct contribution every 111 minutes.

That is a decent ratio and one the Scotland international will surely seek to maintain and indeed improve during his time at the club, and were he able to do that, he could well earn a permanent move come the summer.

Ultimately, Murty hasn’t quite afforded Cummings the regular gametime to really get an idea of the 22-year-old’s abilities, yet in his short cameos for the Gers so far, he has somewhat proven his capabilities and brought further quality to the frontline – he now needs further starts to really hone in those talents.

As such, the Rangers chief must make a change and give the 22-year-old a starting berth against Falkirk on Sunday.

Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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