Rangers selection headache: 10 different solutions to recurring problem
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty saw his side pick up yet more defensive injury problems on Sunday afternoon against Aberdeen as Danny Wilson joined Bruno Alves on the sidelines after suffering a concussion.
Wilson was replaced at half-time by Fabio Cardoso after complaining of blurred vision as the Gers started the game with their seventh defensive partnership of the season.
David Bates started alongside Wilson and picked up the man of the match award against the Dons in his first league appearance of the season after injury ruled him out for a couple of months earlier in the campaign.
Ross McCrorie has also featured regularly in the heart of defence so far this season but looks like he has found himself a new position for the time being at the base of Rangers’ midfield diamond.
Neither Wilson nor Alves’ injuries are thought to be too serious and after various different combinations – and injuries meaning at least one player has always been unavailable – the Gers might finally have a full complement of first-team central defenders at their disposal.
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However it is a recurring problem that needs solving soon by the Gers.
With talented youngsters like Aidan Wilson and Lewis Mayo in the club’s Academy there are even more alternatives available if need be for the Ibrox giants but, for the short-term at, Graeme Murty – or whoever takes over as manager – has a lot of defensive talent available to him.
Here Football Insider looks at 10 different solutions to their defensive headache.
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