Murty should hand Rangers teen Atakayi a chance against Aberdeen

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers face Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday evening in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty is likely to make changes to his Rangers side after they suffered a second successive defeat at rock bottom Dundee on Friday night, to the anger of the Scottish giants' supporters.

The Gers seemed utterly lacklustre in the final third, with Josh Windass scoring his side's only goal of the game during the 2-1 loss after picking up on a loose ball to fire home exquisitely.

Other than that, Murty's side offered no kind of penetration or threat in the final third, with pressure seemingly telling on a number of the Gers senior stars.

Stuart Armstrong of Celtic tackles Josh Windass of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow,...

With the January transfer window still more than a month away, Rangers need to find a spark from within their squad to get their 2017-18 campaign off and running as they slip into fourth place and six points behind Aberdeen.

Murty should dip into the Gers Development side for inspiration, and Finnish attacker Serge Atakayi would be his first port of call after the 18-year-old has scored two goals in his last two outings for the Under-23 side.

Able to play up front or out wide, the four-time Finland Under-19 international is continuing to show quality way beyond his years for the Scottish giants' youth sides.

Atakayi found the back of the net in the Scottish Youth Cup during extra time to help his side beat Partick Thistle 5-2, before burying a shot from the edge of the box against Benfica on Monday.

However, he is yet to make a senior debut for the club despite boasting electrifying pace and trickery and the kind of attacking tenacity that Rangers' senior players are crying out for.

The Gers have become predictable to play against but starting Atakayi on Wednesday night would dumbfound the Aberdeen defence and wrong foot Dons manager Derek McInnes. The youngster holds the key to three points against his side's second-placed rivals.

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