Gerrard facing 'big call' in Rangers clash v Celtic on Sunday
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could face a major decision over who to start in midfield against Celtic on Sunday.
With the veteran Steven Davis on the comeback trail after a while out through injury, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the boss wield the axe at Parkhead in a game that could come to define both sides’ seasons.
But The Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell has suggested that Gerrard must resist the urge to drop any of his current midfield three.
Writing in a Q&A for the outlet, he said: “Think that’s the big call. I’d be tempted to say Arfield [might be dropped] but he’s been very good.
“It pressed, I’d probably keep it how it is, despite Davis being so good this season.
“Arfield gives more threat and means Aribo doesn’t become isolated.”
Campbell seems pretty spot on with this one.
As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?
This is a huge game, of course, as it always is, but Rangers have looked very good over the past couple of matches, and that has been in no small part due to the resurgence of Joe Aribo down that right hand side.
It’s no coincidence that his upturn in form has come about as Scott Arfield has come into the side, and as such, you’d have to agree with Campbell.
It’s hard to justify dropping the 31-year-old when he hasn’t done anything wrong, and especially when he is helping to get the best out of those around him too.
No doubt, Davis is a great asset to have, and his experience would ordinarily come in very handy, but Arfield isn’t exactly new to this either, and on the balance of things, with so much riding on this match, it’s surely better to go with the man who is fresh and in a good run of form.