Rangers fans concern as senior player fails to make squad, but Murty is spot on to omit him
Rangers fans are concerned as club captain Lee Wallace failed to make the Gers squad for the match against St Johnstone – but manager Graeme Murty is spot on to omit him.
The team, which was announced a short time ago on the club’s official Twitter page, sees Andy Halliday replace the injured Declan John at right-back, in the only change made from the side which defeated Hearts 2-0 on Saturday.
⚽️ TEAM NEWS: Graeme Murty makes one change to his #RangersFC side for tonight's match against St Johnstone in Perth.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 27, 2018
The absence of senior player Wallace has put the Gers into a bit of a predicament at left-back, as with John still out they will want Wallace back into the side as soon as possible, as he is a natural in that position unlike Halliday.
The upcoming Scottish Cup match against Falkirk would be ideal, as he would be facing a side the Gers are expected to defeat and he wouldn’t be under that much pressure to perform.
Throwing him straight into the Old Firm derby without any game time before then would be a gamble too far, and it is highly unlikely Graeme Murty would even contemplate doing that.
Even though the fans are concerned by his omission, Wallace will have to watch from the stands as the Gers aim to make it five victories in a row against a St Johnstone side who they lost 3-1 at Ibrox in December.
In other Rangers news, fans are surprised that Andy Halliday is starting v St Johnstone
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