Rangers fans want Barjonas to start against Ross County

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 Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon in the Scottish Premiership.

Graeme Murty, Caretaker manager of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Graeme Murty has a huge decision to make when it comes to who he starts in the Rangers midfield against Ross County on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox - and fans want him to start youngster Jamie Barjonas.

The 18-year-old has appeared just six times for the senior side this season, with the likes of Jason Holt, Ryan Jack, Graham Dorrans, Carlos Pena and Ross McCrorie ahead of him in the midfield pecking order.

However, former Norwich City ace Dorrans is yet to return from an ankle injury while Ryan Jack's appeal against his red card on Sunday during the 2-1 victory over Aberdeen has been dismissed by the Scottish Football Association.

Jack had played in every single minute of Murty's time in charge before his sending off last weekend.

That sees one-time Scotland international Jack miss Rangers' next three matches, which begins on Saturday against Ross County while remaining absent for Wednesday night's trip to Easter Road to face Hibernian and next Saturday's match against St. Johnstone.

Barjonas is known for his desire to get forward and join the attack, as well as possessing a footballing intelligence and boasting an intricate array of passing from the middle of the park, but the outcast has featured in just 182 minutes of first-team football this term.

Rangers fans are keen to see Barjonas start in the middle of the park alongside McCrorie, Pena and Holt with Murty adopting a diamond formation in both games against Aberdeen that worked so well.

One fan even claimed on Twitter that Barjonas would do a "better" job than Jack.

 

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