Rangers fans desperate for Bacuna debut this weekend
Rangers supporters have high expectations for this season.
The Gers are looking to win back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles for the first time since the 2009/10 and 10/11 seasons.
Steve Gerrard’s side find themselves 3rd after just four games and will be looking to climb up the table against St. Johnstone this weekend.
When they travel to McDiarmid Park, the fans will be desperate to see new signing Juninho Bacuna starting for the first time.
The Curacao international signed over the summer from Huddersfield for a fee of £4.5m (Sky Sports), and the fans are desperate to see him play.
This weekend could be his chance too.
Ibrox favourite, Ianis Hagi, is set to miss the next two games for the club, this weekend’s trip to St. Johnstone and the midweek Europa League clash against Lyon.
This is because the 22-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 whilst away on international duty with Romani and faces a 10-day isolation period (Daily Record).
PIC OF THE DAY: Juninho Bacuna pic.twitter.com/Zt6KpvatpA— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 8, 2021
As unfortunate as this is, it does open the door for Bacuna to come in and show his credentials.
Bacuna’s versatility has seen him feature as an attacking midfielder or a right-sided midfielder, although he primarily plays in central-midfielder.
For Huddersfield, Bacuna scored 12 and assisted nine goals in 107 games (Transfermarkt) and the Gers would love to see him notch his first Rangers goals this weekend.
Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo have made up Rangers’ three man midfield for their last two Scottish Premiership games.
The trio helped the Gers to wins over Ross County and Celtic, bouncing back from a 1-0 defeat at Tannadice.
The fans are keen to see Bacuna get a game, though.
Whether he starts in a utility-man role out on the right or in place of one of the midfield three is yet to be seen, but the supporters are keen for him to get his debut.
You can read the Gers’ calls for Bacuna here:
His chance with Hagi out… Step up and play— Roguewolf73 (@BillyMcKie3) September 8, 2021
Play him on Saturday pic.twitter.com/K9bKUosfIa— ʙᴇɴ (@BenBaker___) September 8, 2021
Outstanding, cannot wait to see him playing.— Scott CJ McKelvie (@ScottCJMcKelvie) September 8, 2021
Let’s see him on then— Jon Krau (@Jon_Krau) September 8, 2021
Start him on Saturday— (@1872Jordan_) September 8, 2021
Debut on Saturday?— Skinbag 55 times Champion (@SK1N1873) September 8, 2021
It’s beautiful— Belzebub (@G_Maxi_73) September 8, 2021