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Alex McLeish believes that Rangers attacker Scott Wright could start in the Scottish Cup clash against Celtic on Sunday afternoon.

The former Aberdeen playmaker was an unused substitute in the 2-1 victory against Hibernian despite shining against Cove the week before.

McLeish admitted he was shocked by the omission of Wright, but believes it could be a strong hint of his inclusion this weekend.


Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “It did yeah.

“I’ll be honest, I thought after his positive game the week before and the way he came on and took the game to the opponent trying to run in behind.

“I would have thought that he would have played, Gerrard will have had his reasons for that, whether he is saving him for the cup game.

“I thought he might have started that game, though.”



Wright was finally handed the chance to start against Cove, and although they are lower-league opposition, he was outstanding in the final third.

The 23-year-old will have been left scratching his head when the final whistle went at Ibrox, and he was left sitting on the bench.

Having said that, that could line him up for his biggest start yet in an Old Firm clash on Sunday against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

Gerrard will have plenty of options available to him, and Wright could be one of those after he labelled him an “absolute dream.”

Will Wright be in there? McLeish believes so.

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