COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Rangers are on a poor run of form with two defeats and one draw from their last three league matches which has seem them fall down to third in the Premiership.
Caretaker boss Graeme Murty has also proven so far unwilling to adapt from Mark Warburton’s tactics, including the 4-3-3 formation and the usual starting eleven.
It is no surprise that results haven’t improved and what is clear is that something needs to change in the first eleven.
With the transfer window closed Rangers won’t be able to bring in any new personnel, but there could be some youngsters looking to get their opportunity in the first team and here, Football Insider have found three who would be ready for Friday evening’s clash against Inverness.
With Clint Hill injured for the clash Rangers fans have made it no secret that they are not looking forward to seeing one of Danny Wilson or Philippe Senderos in the team.
However, this could be the perfect time for Murty to bring 20-year-old Bates into the side.
The youngster does not have anything to lose and with opponents such as bottom of the league Inverness it could be the ideal time to hand him his senior debut.
The 21-year-old summer signing has already played 16 times in all competitions this season.
However, he has not played in the league since a 25 minute cameo against fierce rivals Celtic on New Years eve.
With all of the other strikers in the team misfiring, Dodoo’s pace and power could enable him to cause havoc against an Inverness side with the second worst defensive record in the league.
Gilmour is seemingly the most talked about player in the Rangers academy and it is nodoubting he is a real talent.
At 15, many may feel that the young midfielder is not quite ready for senior football, but it is not rare to see a side hand a young player of immense potential their first team debuts at, or around this age.
Gilmour will turn 16 in June and like Bates, a place in the side against bottom of the league Inverness could be the perfect time to bed him into the team.
Additionally, it could even keep him at Ibrox for longer if he believes his best chance of playing is at Rangers.
In other Rangers news, Alex Neil has shared that he laughed at reports linking 58-year-old to Gers job.