Arfield and Helander doubts for Rangers clash v Celtic
Scott Wright is pushing for a start for Rangers ahead of their final Old Firm clash of the season on Sunday, according to the Scotsman.
The newspaper reports that Scott Arfield is a doubt for the 12pm kick-off at Ibrox on Sunday after a knock ruled him out of the defeat to St Johnstone last time out.
It is understood that centre-back Filip Helander’s fitness is up in the air after he limped out of the Gers’ Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat.
Time for Wright to shine?
Since arriving from Aberdeen in the winter, Wright has barely put a foot wrong.
However, the 23-year-old has scored one goal and supplied two assists in his 10 Rangers appearances, with him earning just one start in the league so far.
He came off the bench for the final 13 minutes of the draw with Celtic last month and was an unused substitute in the last Old Firm derby, which saw the Gers dump the Hoops out of the Scottish Cup in the round of 16.
We’d definitely trust him to start an Old Firm game for the first time, especially if Arfield is still out.
Arfield has played a key role for Rangers this season, appearing 44 times in all competitions and scoring seven goals.
He’s found league starts quite hard to come by since returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines in February, starting just one of seven Premiership fixtures since.
Even if Arfield is fit, he might miss out and if Wright comes in, he definitely deserves the start.
In other Rangers news, the Gers are readying a bid to sign this player on the cheap.