Should Rangers recall Forrester?

Harry Forrester of AFC Wimbledon in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and A.F.C. Wimbledon at Sixfields on October 14, 2017 in Northampton, England.

Rangers are crying out for a creative spark as Celtic and Aberdeen open up a gap.

Harry Forrester of Rangers celebrates after his side score their first goal through Clint Hill of Rangers (not pictured) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and...

Now six points behind Old Firm rivals Celtic, Rangers are in desperate need of a creative spark to boost their 2017-18 campaign and claw in the Scottish Premiership front runners.

The Gers sit way down in fourth place behind Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibernian, as they struggle to keep pace with Brendan Rodgers' Hoops after disappointing results against the likes of Motherwell, Kilmarnock and the Hoops.

Niko Kranjcar is yet to show the kind of form that saw Mark Warburton land the Croatia international in the summer of 2016 as injuries continue to hamper his progress, while Carlos Pena has failed to show any consistency.

Niko Kranjcar Rangers  during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A number 10 with the ability to unlock a defence is needed at Ibrox, but do they already possess such a player required in their squad?

Harry Forrester was frozen out by Warburton and Pedro Caixinha last season, which saw him join League One outfit AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan in the summer.

The 27-year-old playmaker has begun to reignite the kind of form that saw Rangers sign the four-time England Under-17 international back in January 2016, scoring once and providing an assist in his last three league outings.

Harry Forrester of AFC Wimbledon celebrates after scoring his sides goal  during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and A.F.C. Wimbledon at Sixfields on October 14, 2017...

His Scottish Premiership form for Rangers proved arguably prolific too - starting only seven of his 21 league appearances for the Light Blues, Forrester scored three times and laid on another two assists.

Boasting close control and an impeccable first touch, the former Doncaster ace knows how to unlock a defence as well as possessing an eye for goal in the final third.

It is that kind of quality that Rangers are crying out for at the moment, and recalling Forrester to the first-team squad in January could be the key in catching Celtic during the second half of the season.

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