Murty caved in to Rangers fans demands, could have negative impact on in-form duo
Rangers manager Graeme Murty finally gave Rangers fans what they were after on Sunday when he started Alfredo Morelos and Jason Cummings together for the first time – but will it mean less chances for the in-form duo Daniel Candeias or Josh Windass?
Fans have been crying out to see the prolific strikers play together and the pair played the bulk of the 6-1 win over Ayr United in the Scottish Cup – scoring three of the Gers’ six goals.
To accommodate both in the starting XI, Murty was forced to drop Candeias to the bench and Windass out wide.
If Murty plans to stick with the pairing moving forward, it likely means a straight fight between Windass and Candeias for the right wing berth.
Portuguese winger Candeias has been in great form this season down the right with James Tavernier and has proven to be one of the best signings of the summer.
Windass meanwhile is scoring goals for fun at the minute and has hit the net 11 times since Murty took the reins from Pedro Caixinha in the final few days of October.
Murty looks to be between two different set-ups and may rotate between the two as the season goes on but if he decides to stick with two strikers instead of playing with a lone striker supported from deep then it’s difficult to see where both Windass and Candeias fit.
There’s little to separate the pair if it comes down to it being one or the other in the starting XI and it will surely give Murty a real headache in the coming weeks.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.
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