After years of serial underachievement, Rangers seem to finally be back on track with new boss Steven Gerrard at the helm.
The Gers brought in a raft of new faces over the summer and so far it looks as though those new players have had a huge effect on the club as Rangers currently sit sixth in the table and impressively, held Villarreal to a draw after a long and arduous qualifying campaign.
Among the new faces to join the club over the summer was former Hearts striker, Kyle Lafferty.
Ahead of the international break, Lafferty had declared himself unfit to travel although Rangers had informed the Irish FA that he was indeed fit. While it may anger Northern Ireland boss, Michael O’Neill, Lafferty’s decision to put his club career ahead of his international one is only going to benefit Rangers.
Due to his decision to not play in the international break, Lafferty will miss Northern Ireland’s games against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The former Hearts striker has scored three goals in six games in the Premiership and crucially scored a goal against Villareal.
At the moment Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos have been a deadly duo for Steven Gerrard, which has been needed considering the poor form of on-loan striker Umar Sadiq.
While he may not voice his pleasure at his star striker deciding to stay in Glasgow, Steven Gerrard will surely be pleased that his forward can use the week to recover rather than face two European trips.
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