Return of key Rangers duo can add new dimension to Old Firm semi-final showdown
Rangers boss Graeme Murty had some good news for supporter ahead of Saturday’s match against Motherwell at Fir Park.
Murty revealed on the club’s official Twitter page that long-term injury victims Ross McCrorie and Graham Dorrans were in the Gers squad for the match against the Steelmen.
????️ GM: Jordan Rossiter is in the squad for tomorrow along with Ross McCrorie & Graham Dorrans who are all progressing well.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 30, 2018
The return to the duo isn’t just good for the Gers for the match against Motherwell, but it could also have an impact on the upcoming Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final in two weeks time.
The Gers are a far better team with both of these players fit and available and they will add a new dimension to the team.
McCrorie has been a revelation since he was converted from a centre-back to a defensive midfielder, and he was particularly excellent in the goalless Old Firm derby at Celtic Park in December.
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Dorrans made a very good start to his Gers career, scoring five goals from midfield before suffering an ankle injury which required an operation and has kept him out of action since October.
It might be too much of a gamble for Murty to start both players tomorrow, but they seem certain to get at least some time on the pitch.
They could both start against Dundee next week, and if they get through that match without any problems, Murty shouldn’t have any doubts about starting the pair in the semi-final.
In other Rangers news, Alex McLeish was unhappy about some comments made by Joey Barton