Rangers have named their starting XI to face Ross County at Ibrox and interim boss Graeme Murty has made two changes to his side from last week’s win over Aberdeen – but fans are gutted that Jamie Barjonas misses out on a start and is placed on the bench.
Ryan Jack begins a three-match ban and is replaced by Daniel Candeias while Bruno Alves replaces David Bates in defence.
The Gers are looking to build on the momentum gained from back-to-back wins over Aberdeen last week and know a win over Owen Coyle’s side would see them overtake Aberdeen in second place in the Scottish Premiership table.
The starting XI was confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 9, 2017
Fans are disappointed that youngster Barjonas wasn’t given an opportunity in midfielder with Jack suspended.
The 18-year-old has impressed in his previous appearances for the first-team and fans were hoping he would be given another chance to shine against Owen Coyle’s side this weekend in the Premiership.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
No barjonas? pic.twitter.com/eLX0TsKGFv
— James (@1872James_) December 9, 2017
— William Mark John McCord (@WilliamMcC99) December 9, 2017
Barjonas or delete
— Boab (@BoabMiller1872) December 9, 2017
Gutted, wanted barjo to start☹️
— Ciaran (@ciaranwatp) December 9, 2017
Barjonas on the bench. Disappointed! Surprise surprise miller starts again despite being the worst player on the pitch every game since hearts!
— Ibrox Views (@IbroxViews) December 9, 2017
Not impressed to be honest
The shape of the team will change after the last two games, Candeias will be central.
It should’ve been Barjonas straight.
I would’ve also started Morelos ahead of Miller
— charlie croker (@charliecroker54) December 9, 2017
Really hope we see Barjonas today! Looked a very tidy player any time I've seen him.
— Meiks???? (@RFC_72) December 9, 2017
The Gers confirmed earlier this week that Murty would remain in the hotseat until the end of the year after Derek McInnes decided to remain with Aberdeen.
Murty has won four of his six games in charge since temporarily replacing Pedro Caixinha on October 26th and a win over County would see the Gers record three consecutive wins for the first time since December 2016 under Mark Warburton.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has had Neil Lennon in stitches with his latest rant about the Gers’ manager search.