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Rangers must unleash Ibrox forward Amad Diallo tonight

Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst will have a number of selection decisions to make as his side play at Ibrox in the Premiership tonight.

The Gers’ chances of winning the league title are slim to none as they would need their rivals to lose both of their games and have a big swing in goal difference to move above them.

Their grasp on the trophy will end tonight if Celtic pick up any points in their match as they currently sit six points clear, but Rangers still have plenty to play for.

The Light Blues have Europa League and Scottish Cup finals to come later this month and this clash with Ross County will give the head coach a chance to test out different players and keep everyone match fit and available for the big games to come.

Forget Kemar Roofe

With Roofe currently out injured for the Gers, van Bronckhorst must unleash on-loan forward Amad Diallo at the top end of the pitch.

Was the signing of Diallo a mistake?

Yes

Yes

No

No

His time in Glasgow has been a struggle so far as he has been unable to find consistency in his performances throughout the second-half of the season.

He has averaged a dismal SofaScore rating of 6.53 across eight outings in the division. The winger has lost a whopping 68% of his individual battles and this suggests that he has found the physicality of Scottish football a step too far for him at this point in his career.

However, he does have the technical ability to be a threat. Former Manchester United winger Dan James claimed the Ivorian has “unbelievable feet” and his ex-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that he has “raw attributes.”

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Amad showcased his quality on the ball in a cameo against Dundee United last weekend. As per SofaScore, he created three chances, completed three dribbles and 100% of his attempted crosses to go along with his composed finish to make it 2-0.

This shows that he is capable of being a difference-maker when he is at his best but Rangers have not seen that on a consistent basis this season.

The £28k-per-week gem now deserves an opportunity to play from the start to prove that he can string back-to-back performances together. If he can sustain his form in the next couple of matches then it could put him in contention to feature in Seville later this month and that is why the remaining Premiership games are still important, for the players and van Bronckhorst.

AND in other news, GvB can unearth Patterson 2.0 in “athletic” 19 y/o Rangers dynamo who’s “highly rated”…

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