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Some Rangers fans plead with Steven Gerrard to start Ianis Hagi in Old Firm derby

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Some Rangers fans plead with Steven Gerrard to start Ianis Hagi in Old Firm derby

Rangers take on their fiercest rivals in the Old Firm derby this afternoon and the Ibrox faithful have been discussing who Steven Gerrard might give the nod to start the game on social media. 

Rangers fans will be hoping the club can maintain their unbeaten start to the season and take an early advantage in the hunt to win the Scottish Premiership title this season. 

The game at Ibrox will undoubtedly be a tight affair, meaning Gerrard has some tough decisions to make regarding his Rangers starting line-up. 

One decision that appears to be a cause for debate on Twitter is regarding Rangers’ use of Ianis Hagi. 

(Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

The Romanian has been in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks and failed to start against both Ross County and Motherwell in Rangers last two domestic outings. 

But despite his limited minutes the 21-year-old has been in fine form. Hagi has provided five assists in his last four games in the league, taking his overall tally to seven assists in 13 games this season. 

Plenty of Rangers fans feel this is a reason for Gerrard to give Hagi the start against Celtic, especially after his immense performance against Rangers’ toughest opposition of the campaign so far, Galatasaray, in the Europa League earlier this month.

It would likely mean dropping Scott Arfield into a deeper role or Hagi playing out wide, instead of either Jordan Jones or Brandon Barker, but for many Rangers fans on Twitter, Hagi’s creative spark needs to be in the team from the start.

 
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