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25th Apr, 2018 | 10:03pm

Murty must hand rarely-seen Rangers player chance to sink or swim v Celtic

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Rangers travel to Celtic Park on Sunday for the final Old Firm clash of the season – and Gers boss Graeme Murty should take a gamble and give rarely-seen midfielder Jordan Rossiter a chance to impress against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Rossiter has barely played for the Gers following his move north from Liverpool after a series of injuries threatened to derail his career but the former England youth international has come through a number of Under-20 clashed over the last few weeks unscathed.

The Englishman is exactly the type of player the Gers have been crying out for in the middle of the park – someone who is comfortable protecting the defence and breaking up attacks – and would give the Light Blues something a little different against the Hoops.

After spending much of the last two seasons out injured, it’s quickly getting to the point where a decision on Rossiter’s future is made and throwing him into the clash with Celtic will be as hard a test as he will face in Scottish football.

Getting Rossiter fit and able to play consistently without breaking down has proven to be harder than anyone at Ibrox imagined but after getting him through a number of youth games with no adverse reaction, the Gers should throw the 20-year-old in at Celtic Park and see if he sinks or swims.

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