Rangers were dumped out of the Scottish Cup after a 2-0 home defeat to Aberdeen on Tuesday night and they now have just the league to focus on for the rest of the season.
The Gers are eight points adrift of leaders Celtic and will need a minor miracle to overtake them, but need to at least finish the campaign strongly.
Manager Steven Gerrard watched his side deliver a poor display against Aberdeen, as they were outfought all over the park by their opponents and missed the chance to reach a semi-final of the cup.
There were numerous players that slipped well below their usual standard and there has to be a backlash in the manager’s next team selection.
The Light Blues host Kilmarnock at the weekend, before travelling to Celtic after the internatonal break.
Mainstay Ryan Jack should be the fall guy after his poor performance, where he looked lightweight in the midfield against Aberdeen.
Rangers academy graduate Ross McCrorie desperately deserves his shot to be recalled to the XI and needs a run of starts in the team.
The 20-year-old is an all-action midfielder that can provide the grit that the team have been lacking and testing him out ahead of Jack in the next couple of games wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Jack wasn’t necessarily the worst Gers player and there are other midfielders that enforcer McCrorie could replace, but it could leave the team with the best balance.