Ibrox Exclusive: McNamara suggests Rangers 22-year-old could receive boost after official update

Jackie McNamara tipped Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to mix things up following Steven Davis’ injury.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Celtic player stated that Scott Arfield, Sheyi Ojo and Joe Aribo all had an opportunity to take Davis’ spot.

Gerrard officially provided an update on Davis ahead of the Scottish Cup final with him sharing that a calf injury would likely see him miss the next two or three games.

McNamara explained that 22-year-old Ojo could receive a boost from Davis’ injury as Gerrard will likely opt to use more attack-minded players in the upcoming fixtures.

When asked if Arfield or someone more attacking could take Davis’ spot, McNamara told Football Insider: “Possibly yeah, with the set of games they’ve got coming up they don’t need to be as defensive.

“They’ve got Kamara and Jack already there, so they can use more forward players, more attacking players.

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“Whether it’s Arfield pushing forward, Aribo, Ojo, as I think they won’t need to use any more defensive midfielders.”

Ojo has seen his minutes dry up lately with him playing under 40 minutes in each of his last four league games and he was also an unused substitute against Celtic on Sunday.

The 22-year-old winger is on loan at Ibrox from Liverpool for the season and has so far managed to rack up five goals and seven assists in the 27 appearances he has made for the Gers.

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