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Alex McLeish has called for patience over the full debut of Rangers forward Scott Wright ahead of the Kilmarnock clash on Saturday afternoon.

The playmaker came off the bench in the 1-1 draw against Hamilton on Sunday, as the Bears struggled against the bottom of the league.

McLeish believes that the 23-year-old could start against Killie if he has impressed during training after that disappointing display last time out.

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Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “There has to be patience.

“It will be a question of seeing him on the training field, and if he’s excelling against his teammates and he’s making an impact with his teammates then I see no reason why he can’t figure.

“Steven’s got riches in terms of his squad, but again, he’ll be very aware of the momentum that he needs the team to keep up with Celtic winning two or three-in-a-row.”

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Steven Gerrard currently has limited options in the final third and could be scratching his head of who to choose this week.

Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe are both ruled out with their bans, and Gerrard wasn’t able to give a straight answer on whether or not Cedric Itten would start again.

This could be the perfect opportunity for Wright.

After the 1-1 draw against Hamilton, changes will certainly be made and one of those could certainly be the former Aberdeen man in the final third.

In other Rangers news, McLeish reacts to Kemar Roofe ban & calls for changes at SFA

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