Rangers

By Richard Parks

Rangers quartet Russell Martin, Ross McCrorie, Lee Wallace and Graham Dorrans are in contention to play against Celtic in next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final, according to a report.

Gers blog Four Lads Had a Dream, which is a very reliable source of news about the club, claim that the senior four are ready to give the team a major boost ahead of the pivotal clash.

It is said that “there is a real chance” they will all be in the starting XI for the Hampden Park semi on 15 April, which offers Rangers the best chance of ending their trophy drought this season.

Martin, McCrorie, Wallace and Dorrans were all absent through injury as Celtic twice came from behind to win 3-2 in Sunday’s Old Firm thriller at Ibrox.

Defender Martin pulled up with an injury sustained in training and the other three are all sidelined with long-term problems.

Football Insider verdict:

There is no doubt that the injured four would all be in the Rangers matchday squad were they fit and available. Would all of them deserve to make the starting XI? Certainly, Martin is one of the two best centre-backs at the club, along with fellow veteran Bruno Alves. Is Wallace any better than Declan John? Not on this season’s evidence. One of McCrorie and Dorrans would certainly be pitched into the best Rangers central midfield, but, despite his poor defending for Celtic’s winner yesterday, Sean Goss does not deserve to be ousted from the team.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has given his instant Twitter verdict on Sunday’s Old Firm thriller and named his man of the match.

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