By Frank McAvennie

31st Mar, 2021 | 8:00pm

Wright tipped for first Rangers start after Gerrard news - pundit

Steven Gerrard will hand Scott Wright his full debut against Cove Rangers this weekend.

That is according to former Celtic and St Mirren striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about whether the Light Blues will field a much-changed side for this weekend’s Scottish Cup tie.

Wright moved to Ibrox from Aberdeen in January and put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal.

However, he is yet to make his first start for the Gers and has just seven substitute appearances to his name.

As quoted by the Daily Record earlier this month, Gerrard revealed that the winger was “on the verge” of getting a start.

McAvennie tipped the Rangers boss to ring the changes for the visit of Cove Rangers in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

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“I think Scott Wright will get his first start and I think that will be one of a number of changes,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“They’ve got a few players coming back from international duty so Gerrard will look to freshen things up.

“It doesn’t matter who they’re playing, who the team is or whether there is fans in, they will be up for it at Ibrox. They will be too much for Cove Rangers even if there is a lot of changes and I think there will be.

“I like the boy Wright, it would be good to see him given a chance.” 

In other news, a top pundit fears Rangers may be forced to offload a senior defender amid a crushing £35million blow.