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Nikola Katic should return for Rangers v Spartak Moscow

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Nikola Katic should return for Rangers v Spartak Moscow

Rangers have a crucial Europa League group stage match away to Spartak Moscow on Thursday and three points would be a huge step towards qualification to the knockout rounds.

The Light Blues were held to a goalless draw in the first match against Spartak at Ibrox and will now have to try make the most of their chances in an away game.

Manager Steven Gerrard does have a selection headache ahead of the fixture, as centre-back Joe Worrall has had some inconsistent form of late and it may be time for a new partner alongside Connor Goldson.

The Gers should turn to summer signing Nikola Katic against Spartak, who certainly has a point to prove after his recent omissions from the starting XI.

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Katic looked impressive in the early stages of the campaign in defence and even struck up a good bond alongside Goldson.

 

But the 22-year-old has fallen behind Worrall in the pecking order and hardly put a foot wrong except for one poor game against Hamilton in the league.

Katic deserves the chance of redemption for that rare Hamilton blip and throwing him back in for a huge European tie could get the best out of him.

The 6ft 4in colossus is strong in the air and his range of passing off both feet makes him a vital player for Rangers whenever he is on the pitch.

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