Joe Dodoo during his time with Leicester
Barcelona Bear Colin Stein believes that Rangers' Scottish League Cup last 16 clash with Peterhead is the perfect game for Joe Dodoo to come in and prove to Mark Warburton that he can be relied upon while Martyn Waghorn is out, the Evening Times reports.
The Gers' top goalscorer from last season picked up from where he left off as he scored the equaliser during the club's curtain raiser in the Scottish Premiership against Hamilton at the weekend.
However, the game ended on a sour note for Warburton's men as Waghorn limped off with 10 minutes to go with a hamstring injury. And with the Evening Times reporting that the forward will have a scan on Tuesday, it seems highly unlikely that he will play any part against the League One side.
Stein has therefore backed the former Leicester City youngster to make his first start for the Light Blues at Ibrox on Tuesday.
"It's bad news for Rangers and they will need to find a back-up," he told the Evening Times when speaking about Waghorn's injury.
"I have not seen Joe Dodoo play yet but I would imagine he would come in against Peterhead.
"It would be a nice introduction for him. No disrespect to Peterhead but it would be a good game for Dodoo to come into."
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
The 21-year-old has provided Rangers supporters with a glimpse of the talent he possesses as he bagged a goal on his debut for the club when they came up against East Stirlingshire in the group-stages of the competition.
But with Warburton having a range of players who can play in that wide role as part of a front three, Dodoo will know that if he gets his chance, he really needs to take it by showing he can handle the pressure of playing at Ibrox in front of expectant supporters by making a match-winning impact.