'Absolute no brainer' - Rangers fans demand player is axed for clash v Celtic
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to urge Graeme Murty to axe Jason Cummings from the starting line-up for Sunday’s clash against Celtic at Ibrox.
Cummings, 22, scored a hat-trick in his last outing against Falkirk last week, but supporters believe that the former Hibernian forward should be dropped so Jamie Murphy can come back into the side and Alfredo Morelos is started up front on his own.
After arriving on loan from Nottingham Forest in January, Cummings has been in great form but Murty has seen him as second choice behind Morelos in league matches.
The one-time Scotland international has made 10 appearances in all competitions since arriving in Glasgow, scoring five goals in the process.
However the first-teamer has only found the net once in the Premiership and has only earned one start in Scotland’s top-flight.
Now, Rangers fans have been discussing what team Murty should line-up against Celtic this weekend in what promises to be a vital Old Firm derby.
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The majority want Cummings axed for the clash, with one saying it’s an “absolute no brainer”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
If Murphy is fit, he should start on Sunday for me. Cummings should definitely come on at some point though, and cause a nuisance. First Old Firm in a long time that I’m not dreading. Bring it on ????⚪️????
— Pete (@rankin17) March 7, 2018
100%. Morelos is a great physical outlet who will harass their CB and bring our midfield into the attack. Murphy is natural on left, better pace than Cummings, and a great eye for a pass. Cumdog will be unleashed with 20 to go and be an absolute pest, full of running and energy
— Brownie (@OzRNGR) March 7, 2018
Anyone who wants Cummings to start over morelos on Sunday is a weapon
— Scott Mulrine (@Mulrine1) March 6, 2018
Start Morelos then bring Cummings on later when Morelos runs out of puff. Safest option i have thought long and hard. Although would always be interesting to see how Cummings would get on starting an old firm. I hope Morelos has been practicing his finishing this week.
— A.Johnston (@AldoJ90) March 6, 2018
Absolute no Brainer, got to start with Morelos + bring Cummings on 60+ minutes if things isn’t going our way
— SteveMcIntyre (@SteveMcIntyre_1) March 6, 2018
I’d pick Morelos over Cummings without a second thought! But the fact that Cummings has came off of a Hatrick and Morelos has got a habit of scoring 1 after 3/4 chances, it’s a reasonable debate haha
— Suzanne ???????????????? (@thatfootiefan) March 6, 2018
Got to start with Morelos. Cummings is a great option from the bench.
— George Gow (@george_gow) March 6, 2018
Morelos has to play he looked so sharp and hungry vs St Johnstone. Cummings not quite match fit but I would give him a half hour!
— Rangers Faithful (@gersfaithful) March 6, 2018
Morelos has been one of the sensations of the season in Scotland.
The Colombian, who signed for £1million from HJK Helsinki, has made 34 appearances in all competitions and scored 17 goals so it is likely that Murty will pick him to start.
In other Rangers news, fans have demanded the club to sign this “outrageous” international attacker in the summer.