Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s team selection against Motherwell will indicate just how much trust he has in Eros Grezda.
The summer signing from NK Osijek has featured very little so far for the Scottish giants, which has in-part been due to an ankle injury, sustained before joining the club.
But Grezda has been fit since mid-September, and Gerrard has seldom turned to the Albanian international.
He has made six appearances for the Gers, but only one of those has been as a starter.
Gerrard has chosen to put his faith in Ryan Kent and Daniel Candeias as his first choice wingers, with Glenn Middleton and Kyle Lafferty featuring out wide on occasion.
Kent in particular has stood out for Rangers. The Liverpool loanee has impressed with his pace and tendency to be direct.
Candeias has also done well in parts this term.
Surely Grezda gets the nod
Gerrard’s starting lineup for the game will be very interesting.
With Kent and Candeias both unavailable, surely Grezda will feel he can come in and make an impression from the start.
He’s been injury-free for weeks now and should be up to speed.
If Gerrard selects him to start, that will show that the manager believes in him and wants to give him that chance to get some traction.
If he elects to stick Lafferty out wide instead, then alarm bells should ring for Grezda and the fans that want him to become a success at Ibrox.
This is a golden chance for him, and Gerrard will make his stance clear with what he puts out at 2pm come Sunday.