Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has reportedly made an early decision on whether or not Aaron Ramsey will start tonight…
The report claims that he will not be selected from the start against Hibernian after making his bow for the Gers off the bench in the 5-0 win over Hearts.
This early team news will leave fans gutted as it means that they will not be able to see him make his full debut for the Light Blues tonight.
The Wales international arrived to much fanfare on deadline day when joining on loan from Serie A giants Juventus, with supporters gathering to welcome him that night. They cheered as one when he came out holding a Rangers jersey, showing how excited they were to see such an established player join the club.
Ramsey has played at the top level throughout his career and is a vastly experienced professional who could offer van Bronckhorst’s team a huge lift in the months to come. He produced 71 goals and 71 assists during his time at Arsenal and Juventus combined, whilst he has also scored 20 times for Wales at international level, which shows the kind of impact he could have from midfield.
The former Gunner has proven, with these statistics, that he can influence games from the middle of the park in the Premier League, Champions League and Serie A, which suggests that he could be a major player for the Gers. He could score crucial goals or play key passes to unlock defences in tight games, which could be vital for the club in matches where the opposition dig in deep and look to nullify Rangers by cutting out all the space in behind their defence.
This is why fans will be buzzing to see him in action from the start, rather than seeing him have a 10-minute cameo off the bench. Therefore, they will be frustrated that they appear to be consigned to the latter tonight.
They will need to wait a little bit longer to see an extended performance from the midfielder, although the wait could make it all the more sweeter when he does eventually start his first game – particularly if it comes at Ibrox. Imagine the sound of the crowd roaring at the announcement of his name in the starting XI prior to a match…