Rangers will be desperate to ensure consistency from here on in after dropping two points last time out in the Scottish Premiership against St. Johnstone.
The Bluenoses did manage to turn things around in their Scottish Cup fifth round replay on Wednesday night as they managed to get the better of Kilmarnock, which has pushed them one step closer towards securing silverware.
Rangers will turn their attention towards the Scottish Premiership later on today as they’re set to travel to New Douglas Park to face Hamilton Academical. The Accies have struggled to ensure consistency in recent times, so the Bluenoses will see this as a game that they really should be securing all three points in.
Indeed, one thing that fans are slightly worried about is Alfredo Morelos’ absence as the Bluenoses failed to score without him against St Johnstone and he scored four against Kilmarnock last time out. The Colombian, who is valued at £2.7 million (by Transfermarkt), is set to serve the last game of his suspension today.
Therefore, Rangers can prove everyone wrong by showing that they can cope without Morelos in the side if Gerrard picks this DUO…
Daniel Candeias has been very impressive in recent times, providing three assists in the Bluenoses’ last match against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup, so he’ll be key without Morelos in the side.
Indeed, his passing and crossing ability has worked wonders throughout the current campaign as he’s managed to rack up an impressive nine assists in all competitions, as well as five goals.
Therefore, Gerrard will be relying on the Portuguese midfielder to put in another impressive performance today.
Ryan Kent has proved to be one of the signings of the summer for Rangers, having produced five goals and six assists since moving to Scotland. Indeed, his pace, skill, dribbling and creativity has worked wonders for the Bluenoses up until this point, with very few defenders managing to keep him quiet.
So, with Rangers needing to fill a huge void in the final third with Morelos still suspended, it’s safe to say that Kent will play a key part in helping Gerrard’s side find a way past a rather nervy Hamilton defence.