Some Rangers fans want Gareth McAuley to make debut this week

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Rangers  Auchenhowie Training Centre on...

The Rangers defender was brought to Ibrox by Steven Gerrard in September.

Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion and Shane Long of Southampton battle for possession Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion  during the Premier League match between West Bromwich...

Some Rangers fans are discussing giving Gareth McAuley his first appearance since moving to Ibrox.

McAuley signed a one-year deal with Steven Gerrard's side at the start of September, but has yet to feature in Rangers colours - prompting the club's former captain, Barry Ferguson, to admit this week he had forgotten the 38-year-old was even at Ibrox.

 

According to the Rangers coach, Michael Beale, McAuley is closing in on a first-team breakthrough having appeared for the Gers' reserves at the weekend, although it is likely to arrive after the upcoming break for internationals.

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But with the performances of Joe Worrall and Nikola Katic recently called into question, the following Rangers fans hope it is sooner than that...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McAuley spent seven years at West Bromwich Albion, for whom he was a Premier League regular until his release at the end of last season, and has 79 caps for Northern Ireland.

He previously played for Lincoln City, Leicester City and Ipswich Town, after starting his career across the Irish Sea.

Gareth McAuley jokes with Jamie Ward as the Northern Ireland football squad take part in an open training session at Windsor Park on September 7, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Should Rangers start McAuley against Spartak Moscow or Motherwell this week?

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