By Pranav Shahaney

3rd Jan, 2022 | 1:49pm

Rangers would be impacted as SPFL plot five subs rule per match

Rangers may be allowed to use five substitutes per game as the SPFL are reportedly plotting a rule change to combat the Omicron variant.

According to the Scottish Sun, some clubs have lobbied the SPFL to allow an additional two substitutions per game once the league resumes.

This new resolution could be put to a vote before January 17, which is when the league is expected to be back after the winter break.

Good move?

When this happened last season, the so-called smaller clubs had a problem as they felt that it would benefit teams with deep squads.

For Rangers, it would certainly be beneficial as they’ve arguably got the deepest squad in the division.

Despite Nathan Patterson’s imminent exit, there are plenty of backup players who are good enough to start for most, if not all teams in the SPFL.

The Gers are also expected to make a few signings in the January window to put them in the best shape to make it through to the next round of the Europa League and also to retain the title.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has enjoyed a good start to life at Ibrox, but he knows how important new signings are at any club.

He has a fixed philosophy and not all players at the club are suited to play that style.

At least two first-team signings barring a Patterson replacement are needed this month and hopefully, Ross Wilson is already making some calls to get things done.

In other Rangers news, the club want to sign a ‘Fantastic’ England international who is 28, and could get him to sign a pre-contract once the January window opens on 1st.