By Saikat Mandal

25th Sep, 2022 | 7:40am

Kenny Miller suggests Rangers won't play with two strikers upfront

Kenny Miller has suggested that Giovanni van Bronckhorst won’t be using two strikers upfront at Rangers.

There have been suggestions that the Dutchman could use both Alfredo Morelos and Antonio Colak, but Van Bronckhorst has played with one striker upfront.

Miller wrote for The Sunday Mail (25 September, page 40-41) that both are different types of players, and Van Bronckhorst can’t use them together.

“But, for me, you can forget about adding a Morelos-Colak combo to that list,” wrote Miller.

“It’s just not going to happen. I’ve seen plenty of talk over the last wee while about whether Alfie and Antonio could form an effective strike partnership.

“My old Scotland team-mate Charlie Miller thinks so, judging by his words in Record Sport this week – but I’ve got to disagree.”

Spot on

Miller is absolutely spot on here. While some managers still implement the 4-4-2 system, there is a propensity among modern-day coaches to ditch that system completely. 

Even if they apply the 4-4-2, they modify it in a way that gives balance to the side. 

Van Bronckhorst personally likes a system with one striker supported by wingers or attacking midfielders on the flanks or behind him. 

Can he implement the 4-4-2 system at Ibrox? Probably not. 

Morelos is a mobile striker and he is a great finisher. But he is not like someone who is capable of dropping deep and helping in the build-up play. 

On the other hand, Colak is playing well at the moment, and he is scoring goals as well. 

But he is not mobile and needs quality deliveries into the box to flourish. Put simply, he is not like someone who can create chances on his own and put them away. 

Therefore, the balance in the system will be disrupted if they play together. 

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