Lassana Coulibaly, the outstanding on-loan Glasgow Rangers midfielder, has been sorely missed since picking up his unfortunate injury.
The last two away games at Motherwell and Glasgow Celtic were the worst games he could have missed, as the Gers picked up just only one point from both of these difficult fixtures.
In those really tough ties, Steven Gerrard needed all his best players on the park. In my opinion, here are Rangers’ best six players who should start every game from now on:
Allan McGregor, Connor Goldson, Lassana Coulibaly, Nikola Katic, Borna Barisic and Alfredo Morelos.
Other outfield players in the squad are as follows;
Ryan Jack, Kyle Lafferty, Ovie Ejaria, James Tavernier, Eros Grezda, Gareth McAuley, Joe Worrall, Ryan Kent, Jon Flanagan, Scott Arfield.
Daniel Candeias, Ross McCrorie. Glenn Middleton, Umar Sadiq, Graham Dorrans, Andy Halliday, Jordan Rossiter, Lee Wallace.
If I was picking a particularly difficult Rangers team to beat, I would play a versatile 3-4-1-2 line-up.
McGregor; Katic, Goldson, McAuley; Tavernier, Jack, Coulibaly, Barisic; Grezda; Morelos, Lafferty.
The Rangers goalkeeper is class and 21-year-old Katic is 6’ 4”, a good defender and great in the air.
Goldson is 6’ 3” dependable, solid and captain material and McAuley is 6’ 5” and has enormous experience at the highest level.
Tavernier and Barisic on either flank, and within seconds they could form a back five to make it extremely difficult for the various opponents.
Just what Rangers have needed for years, three tall defenders and two excellent wing-backs.
With Jack and Coulibaly in midfield, Grezda who is rated world-class by Albanian manager could be given a free role to help the midfield one minute and join the forwards the next.
Morelos and Lafferty working in tandem to get onto the end of passes and crosses throughout the game, would help to make the ‘Gers more potent up front.
With Worrall, Ejaria, Sadiq, Arfield, Foderingham, Kent and McCrorie on the Rangers bench, this would complete the team selection.