When Steven Gerrard brought Allan McGregor from Hull City back to where he belonged at Glasgow Rangers, fans were wondering if he could knock Wes Fotheringham off the No. 1 spot.

As soon as they witnessed exactly what goalkeeper McGregor was adding to the quality of the Rangers team, there was only going to be one winner.

Another decision Gerrard has recently made was regarding Nikola Katic and loan signing Joe Worrall from Nottingham Forest. Worrall appears to have won that battle at this present time.

When I saw left back Borna Barisic play against Rangers in Croatia, I wanted Gerrard to sign him.

But I must admit, the outstanding way bluenose Andy Halliday has been playing this season, another huge disappointment is predicted for one of them.

The biggest problem for Gerrard is in midfield. I touched on it in my last article, and it did get me thinking.

The way Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield performed against Hamilton together, was as good a midfield trio as you will find in the SPFL. 

They possessed a terrific work rate, real strength in their performance, variety in their play, incredible creativity and two brilliant long-range goals from Jack and Arfield to cap a devastating away victory. 

The former Arsenal 23-year-old Kamara has impressed on his first three starts against St Johnstone, Kilmarnock and Hamilton, and has already been told he is in again for the Dundee Ibrox game.

But overall, all three were excellent as the Rangers midfield unit and their team work set the side up for a pleasing afternoon of football.

They were bordering on magnificent as they blended well. The Accies simply could not live with Rangers during the 5-0 drubbing.

It is very rare for every player in a Rangers jersey, to contribute to a game with that amount of quality and effort, and to that high standard.

All 11 starters played free flowing football, which was a sheer joy to watch, and it was achieved without Rangers best and most expensive asset, Alfredo Morelos.

Even Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty and Lassana Coulibaly did well once they got the call to strut their stuff as subs, until the end of the game. 

Big Lafferty scored the fifth goal, and boy did his confidence need that significant boost.

I have mentioned five midfielders who were involved last Sunday. 

20-year-old, six foot three inch defensive midfielder Ross McCrorie who had been playing magnificently for Rangers, was stuck on the bench and never even got on – wow.

Gerrard’s decision to drop McCrorie for Kamara, puzzled fans, considering the recent blistering form shown by the youngster. I thought it was so unfair, and it really annoyed me.

If I was McCrorie’s father, I would be livid at the manager, but of course, he’ll have to bite his tongue for the sake of his son.

It seems that Rangers are starting to be spoiled for choice in midfield, especially when you consider Greg Docherty, Jason Holt and Jordan Rossiter are all still signed to the Ibrox club, and out on loan.

Then we have Halliday, Eros Grezda, Graham Dorrans, Jamie Murphy also competing for places and Killie’s Jordan Jones joins Rangers in June to add even more competition for places.

Rangers moved the ball a lot sharper and with more purpose than normal, and some of the front four’s movement and rotation was magnificent.

Arfield found his way to supporting loan-striker Defoe up front, with Candeias and Kent running riot down the flanks.

There were no long 30-50 yard punts up the park in the direction of Defoe. The ball was played to feet throughout the team for the entire match, and it paid off big time.

The ball flowed from McGregor to the defence, through the midfield, and quickly onto the fast running forwards.

There is no doubt that Rangers are riding on the crest of a wave at this time, with two spectacular, consecutive 5-0 results. 

After the shock St Johnstone draw, reaction has been swift and immense, but Rangers must win against Jim McIntyre’s Dundee, if they have any chance of catching Celtic.

How does Gerrard keep all his top heavy squad players happy?

The answer is, he cannot!


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