By Jason Jones

27th Dec, 2019 | 6:44pm

Athletic journo claims Rangers 29y/o deserves more game time

Rangers are blessed with a plethora of attacking options at the moment. 

With the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe leading the line, the Gers have plenty of firepower to call upon this term.

And it’s working well for them thus far. Between them Morelos and Defoe have 42 goals so far this season. We’re not even in January yet.

But according to Jordan Campbell, the Bears should be turning to another striking option more often.

Writing in a Q&A for The Athletic, the reporter, he said: “I think [Greg] Stewart should have played more than he has in these types of games.

“No other forward player has his guile.

“[Joe] Aribo does but is still adjusting.”

To be fair to Stewart, he adds a bit of something different to the Gers’ frontline.

More obviously physical than Defoe or Morelos, he is a more natural handful for defenders than his smaller, nippier teammates.

That’s not always going to be what Steven Gerrard is looking for, of course, but there will be times when a new approach is needed, and Stewart could be the man to provide it.

The 29-year-old came on to good effect against Kilmarnock on Boxing Day, and even though he didn’t find the back of the net, his presence was positive and impactful.

If we’re being honest, the pecking order is stacked against him, but squad depth is vitally important in the second half of the season, and it will no doubt come as a relief to Gerrard to know he has another dimension on his bench, should he ever need it.

Chances are that Stewart will largely be limited to cameos and bit part appearances, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still be a real asset.

In other news, Gerrard facing ‘big call’ in Rangers clash v Celtic on Sunday.