Rangers must hand Pena second chance against Dundee

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,...

Rangers face Dundee at Dens Park on Friday night 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.

One of the major concerns for Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty will have been his side's lack of creativity in their 2-0 loss to Hamilton last weekend.

Josh Windass, Daniel Candeias and Kenny Miller simply failed to unlock the Hamilton defence, while out-of-form striker Alfredo Morelos looked a shadow of the player that hit the ground running earlier in the season.

Now without a goal in nine games, Rangers must do more behind Morelos to help him find the back of the net and restore his confidence in front of goal if they are to have any chance of gaining three points on Friday night.

Kenny Miller of Rangers reacts during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Murty, 43, takes his side to Dens Park to face Neil McCann's Dundee, in a match they will be once again expected to take all three points from. 

Veteran Miller is many fans' choice to be dropped from the side as they call on Murty to reshuffle the attack, so is it time for Carlos Pena to come in from out of the cold and fire the Gers to victory?

The 27-year-old has failed to be involved in any of Murty's squads since the Under-20's manager took over as caretaker, despite scoring four goals in nine games whereas former Celtic ace Miller has started all three matches under Murty.

Carlos Alberto Pena of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the game during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

The Daily Record claims the 19-time Mexico international cost £2.6million this summer, joining from Mexican side Chivas and it is obvious the the creative powerhouse bestows quality in abundance.

But if Rangers are to get the best out of him, then they must give him game time and remain patient with the midfielder in order to help him adapt to the Scottish Premiership.

Starting him against Dundee will help him do that, as well as giving the Gers an extra attacking bite that will still be unpredictable to opponents when coming up against him as his lack of game time keeps his best traits hidden.

Dropping Miller and including Pena in the side will give Rangers the required tools they need to earn all three points and climb into second place, as well as giving Murty renewed hope of the permanent manager's role.

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