By Dominic Toner
Matt Gilks was named on the substitute’s bench against St Johnstone – and the Rangers supporters were not pleased with the decision on Twitter.
Mark Warburton has made four changes to his team from the side that lost 1-0 to Celtic in the Scottish League Cup semi-final.
Gilks, Kenny Miller, James Tavernier and Barrie McKay have been dropped by Warburton and have been named on the substitute’s bench.
Wes Foderingham, Michael O’Halloran, Joe Garner and Harry Forrester have come into the side and will hope to make a good impression.
Gilks, 34, delivered a fantastic performance against Celtic with a string of brilliant saves and people believed he could have done enough to warrant a first league start.
Rangers fans were disappointed with the decision and feel the veteran should have kept his place in the team.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
No gilks tho 😓
— Kayleigh Kelman (@kayleighkelman) October 26, 2016
Good team but harsh on Gilks😕
— Kyle Rutherford (@kylerutherford2) October 26, 2016
Gilks, Tav, Miller & Waghorn & McKay benched 🤔 https://t.co/edF94Dtza1
— Grant (@GraantRTID) October 26, 2016
Gilks should be in from the start tonight hes a better keeper than foderingham
— dylan graham (@DylanGraham1999) October 26, 2016
@rossco_bear Gilks can consider himself unlucky
— Derek Miller (@DerekMillerTime) October 26, 2016
Gilks should be started every day of the week over foderingham
— Craig Pryke (@Prykie21) October 26, 2016
I'd have been tempted to pick Gilks (never been a fan of Foderingham) but looks OK otherwise. Mon the Queen's XI #WATP
— Nat (@NatJPeters) October 26, 2016
Gilks moved to Rangers in the summer and was purchased to provided back-up for Foderingham.
The veteran goalkeeper had not conceded on his previous for match for the Gers but was finally beaten by in-form striker Dembele, who has scored 14 goals in just 20 appearances for Celtic.
Gilks has plenty of top level experience and made 200 appearances for ex-club Blackpool.
In other Rangers team news, their fringe player has delivered an honest verdict on his role in the squad.