Rangers are in fine form and will be full of confidence after progressing against Royal Antwerp, so it is time for Steven Gerrard to experiment a little.

Scott Wright has displayed a brilliant attitude since arriving in Glasgow and deserves to make his first start against Livingston on Wednesday.

After losing in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday it is a good time to play The Lions.

And the last thing they will want is to come up against an energetic and fiesty winger like Wright, who will be eager to impress.

The 23-year-old had a cameo spell on Thursday but he will be fresh to face a side that put everything into the game at the weekend.

That should serve him well, and in his substitute appearances so far he has been positive on the ball and looked to make things happen.

“He’s impressed me. He’s only had cameo appearances but he’s shown a real willingness to get on the ball and make something happen,” said Barry Ferguson of Wright.

“He looks a confident boy, he’s got a wee bit of arrogance and I think you need that.”

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That is considerable praise, but also deserved considering Wright won a penalty and only gave the ball away twice against Royal Antwerp (SofaScore).

The £200,000 January signing is often lively from the bench but he also is sensible on the ball.

In his 11-minute spell against Kilmarnock the winger completed 100% of his passes and looked to take players on, he ended up achieving one successful dribble, per SofaScore.

From the start against Livingston he should get more scoring opportunities, the one area of his game we have not seen much so far.

Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi have scored goals in recent games and hopefully Wright has been watching their movement from the bench and in training.

He has scored two goals this season – for Aberdeen – but if he can use his pace to run in behind he should cause the Livingston defence all types of problems.

We are looking forward to Wright being given a starting opportunity, and if it comes on Wednesday he should make a real difference.

In other Rangers news, SI Ferry: Gerrard could have been sacked by Rangers last year.

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