'Brilliant' - Rangers fans react to starting XI v Celtic
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has made three changes to his side to face Celtic in their crunch Scottish Premiership clash at Ibrox.
Murty has brought Wes Foderingham, Declan John and Jamie Murphy back into the starting XI to replace Jak Alnwick, Andy Halliday and Jason Cummings from the 4-1 Scottish Cup rout of Falkirk last weekend.
The Light Blues confirmed the team news on their official Twitter account ahead of their clash with their city rivals.
⚽️ TEAM NEWS: Three changes to today's team to face Celtic with Wes Foderingham, Declan John and Jamie Murphy returning to the side. pic.twitter.com/4OV1grihIT
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 11, 2018
Gers fans were delighted to see Murphy return to the starting XI – with one fan calling it “brilliant news” for the Ibrox giants.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) March 11, 2018
John and Murphy pic.twitter.com/u5WEwjdNSl
— Paul Clarke (@19Pablo86) March 11, 2018
The team everyone predicted. Go out and do the job.
— Paul McCrory (@PaulLinfield) March 11, 2018
Declan John n Jamie Murphy both start!!! Brilliant news for us #OldFirm
— Kevin Geddes (@Geddes1989) March 11, 2018
Jamie Murphy pic.twitter.com/0S3flKkYy6
— ????????Ryan Rossi???????? (@RyanRossiWATP) March 11, 2018
Mon the gers!!
— Liam Beard (@BeardLiam) March 11, 2018
Alves is our achiles heel????????
— Billy Hepburn (@BILLYHEPBURN2) March 11, 2018
A win for the Light Blues would see them close the gap on their bitter rivals to three points at the top of the table and blow the Scottish Premiership title race wide open.
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Murty’s side have won their last six games and go into the clash with the defending champions in a good run of form.
Last time the two sides met they played out a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park on December 30th in the final game before the winter break.
Sean Goss, Greg Docherty, Murphy will all make their Old Firm debuts for the Ibrox giants while Cummings could be introduced from the bench.
In other Rangers news, the club are firmly in the running to sign a goal machine from north-west English high flyers.