Rangers fans have reacted with delight to the news that James Tavernier has been named among the substitutes for today’s Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Celtic at Ibrox.
Captain Tavernier has been out injured since going off in February’s 4-3 Europa League win against Royal Antwerp.
Nathan Patterson keeps his place at right-back.
Scott Arfield, meanwhile, returns to Steven Gerrard’s starting lineup.
Rangers are unbeaten in three matches against their rivals so far this season.
Celtic were on top for most of the opening hour at Ibrox in January, but a Nir Bitton red card changed the complexion of the game and a Callum McGregor own goal 20 minutes from time made the difference.
Interim manager John Kennedy had hopes of securing a first win over Rangers this season when Moi Elyounoussi put the home side in front at Celtic Park last month, but Alfredo Morelos finally broke his duck to secure a 1-1 draw.
FULL RANGERS LINEUP
STARTING XI: McGregor, Barisic, Goldson, Helander, Patterson, Davis, Kamara, Aribo, Arfield, Morelos, Kent
SUBS: McLaughlin, Tavernier, Bassey, Simpson, Zungu, Wright, Hagi, Itten, Roofe
These Rangers supporters have given their thoughts on the Tavernier and Arfield decisions.
We’re getting a pen and tav is coming on to score it ain’t he 👀😂
— Euan Mackenzie (@euanmac0511) April 18, 2021
Good to see tav on the bench 👏👏
— DarrenJohn55ton👨🏻🦰 (@DarrenJ93) April 18, 2021
Big performance needed from arfield today. Hasn’t been the same since he returned from injury. Hopefully saving it for today.
— David McClean (@DeErFc) April 18, 2021
No issues with the team. Exactly the one I'd have gone for. Arfield is a warrior with no fear of them and offers more than Aribo in an Old Firm. https://t.co/aIyw9DAlmX
— Taco Monster ☕ (@tacomonster_) April 18, 2021
Arfield thank goodness, brings balance to the team
— Bazza (@Bazzaboy180) April 18, 2021
HE’S BACK! pic.twitter.com/D8o11BjiXx
— Tree Fiddy (@ryzo_11) April 18, 2021
Tav is back pic.twitter.com/Gy9TgVPjb9
— CJ (@cjnovo992) April 18, 2021
Tav on the bench 😍 https://t.co/akCxVAJgXv
— Jen 🌻 (@gamingpeach) April 18, 2021