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Alex McLeish has said that Steven Gerrard will rotate in this evening’s game against Lech Poznan but doesn’t expect him to make wholesale changes.
One player he thinks will be rested is mainstay Scott Arfield who has played in all 25 games this season.
The 32-year-old has been in brilliant form this season but managing game-time is going to be key for Gerrard going forward.
After Lech Poznan, it’s Dundee United in the Premiership on Sunday.
Talking exclusively to Ibrox News McLeish said, “He doesn’t want to upset the rhythm too much and there will still be the same nucleus of players in there.
“But, I think he will rest the legs of Scott Arfield. He’s in sensational form within the club and the dressing room – a lot of players look up to him.
“Glen Kamara has been in and out a wee bit, but the manager knows the value of these guys and what they bring to the team.
“He’s got a strong squad and, let’s face it, whoever comes into the side tonight is coming into a team that’s absolutely full of confidence.”
Few people thought that Rangers would still be unbeaten at this stage in the season across all competitions.
If Rangers match or better Benfica’s result this evening then they’ll win their group and avoid some of the stronger teams in the Round of 32.
It’s all a balancing act, though, for Gerrard, with fixtures coming thick and fast.
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