Andy King surely set for first Rangers start today, Gerrard running out of alternatives

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...

Rangers take on Hamilton Academical at Ibrox this afternoon.

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...

Rangers are back in league action this afternoon, hosting Hamilton Academical at Ibrox as they look to get back to winning ways after losing to Young Boys.

The Gers suffered late heartbreak in Switzerland, and must now hit back with a strong performance today – but they'll likely have to do it without Ryan Jack.

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Jack picked up an injury against Young Boys, and with his place in the Scotland squad now in doubt, it seems unlikely that he will be involved for Rangers today.

 

With Joe Aribo also out injured, Steven Gerrard is running out of options in midfield, and it may just leave him with no other option than to give Andy King a first start since arriving at Ibrox.

Gerrard has Steven Davis and Glen Kamara available for today's game, but with former Hamilton man Greg Docherty down the pecking order this season, King is surely in line for a start in midfield today.

The 30-year-old joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Leicester City in August, but has so far been limited to just 70 minutes of action for Rangers, having to make do with substitute appearances.

Rangers new signing Andy King is seen during the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium  on August 18, 2019 in Methil, Scotland.

Now though, with Rangers midfielders dropping with injuries, there is a golden opportunity for King to come in to the starting line-up and make an impact this afternoon in a game that Rangers will be expecting to dominate.

A fine box-to-box midfielder with an eye for goal throughout his time with Leicester, King could be a great addition to Gerrard's midfield, adding even more experience alongside Davis in Jack's absence.

The focus has been building up King's fitness having not played for a while, but today is a great chance to give him a go before again working on his condition during the international break.

Ryan Jack of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern, Switzerland.

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