'Thought we sacked Murty', 'Fantastic' - Rangers fans torn over starting XI v Kilmarnock
Rangers caretaker manager Jimmy Nicholl has made two changes to the starting XI which faced Celtic last weekend as the Gers look to get back on track with a win against Kilmarnock as David Bates and Alfredo Morelos return to the side.
Ross McCrorie and Josh Windass have come out of the side to make way for the returning pair – and Gers fans are split on if Nicholl has got it right.
The Ibrox side confirmed the side on their official Twitter account as they take part in their first fixture since the appointment of Steven Gerrard as manager from June 1st was confirmed.
???? TEAM NEWS: Jason Cummings & Alfredo Morelos are both in the starting lineup for today's match against @OfficialKillie along with a return to the team for David Bates.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 5, 2018
The Ibrox giants can’t afford anything other than a win against Steve Clarke’s side in the race for second in the Scottish Premiership and Gers fans are happy to see Morelos and Cummings given the nod together but are less than impressed to see Russell Martin continue in defence.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Dropping McCrorie and keeping Martin on?
Holt and Dorrans still starting and Docherty and Rossiter on the bench?
Thought we sacked Murty?
— Will Smith (@RFC_William54) May 5, 2018
Finally a coach that knows how to set up a team
— Croogs (@CroogsRFC) May 5, 2018
Fantastic Cummings and morelos on at the same time happy days
— George Fitzpatrick (@gfitzpatrick124) May 5, 2018
Docherty has been a stand out player every time I've seen him dunno why he's no getting a run in the team, Cummings and Morelos but canny complain ????
— Jack Houston (@jackhouston86) May 5, 2018
— gr????nt drumm????nd (@grantdrummond17) May 5, 2018
The state of that midfield
— Simon (@simon1872) May 5, 2018
Good to see Cummings and Morelos in the starting lineup ????⚪????????????⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
— John Wilson (@JohnRangers54) May 5, 2018
The Gers closest rivals in the Scottish Premiership – Aberdeen and Hibernian – face each other at the same time meaning a win for the Light Blues against Steve Clarke’s side would be huge for the Ibrox giants.
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With the Gers in action at Ibrox for the last time this season, as well as new manager Steven Gerrard no doubt keeping a close eye on things, the Light Blues will be desperate to go out with a win.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard needs to get off to a good start to his managerial career