Rangers need to stop chopping and changing before it comes back to haunt them
Rangers travel to Somerset Park on Sunday to face Ayr United in the Scottish Cup with Jak Alnwick expected to replace Wes Foderingham in goal – but the Gers need to stop dropping their number one before it comes back to haunt them.
Gers boss Graeme Murty has followed Pedro Caixinha and Mark Warburton’s lead by rotating his goalkeepers in the cup but it could end with a situation where the Light Blues go into a huge game with their back-up keeper in goal simply for the sake of rotation.
Alnwick is a decent enough number two but it’s clear that he is nowhere near challenging Foderingham for the gloves on a regular basis.
With the Scottish Cup getting towards the business end, the chances of drawing, say, Celtic increase and there are few Rangers fans who would be happy going into an Old Firm with Alnwick between the sticks and Foderingham sat on the bench.
It might seem a bit harsh on Alnwick but with Rangers not lifting a major trophy since 2011, fans want to see the Light Blues lifting a trophy sooner rather than later and potentially going into games with a deliberately weakened side is a very dangerous move that could easily backfire.
Fans wouldn’t expect to see Alfredo Morelos benched for Joe Dodoo for the sake of rotation and it should be the same with goalkeepers.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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