'Aribo better not be injured' : Rangers fans react to Steven Gerrard's starting XI to face Benfica

Rangers fans were, on the whole, pleased with how Steven Gerrard lined up the team for the UEFA Europa League group match with Benfica at Ibrox.

Joe Aribo (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Many agreed it was a strong team – but with one glaring omission from the midfield.

@OhItsSteely: “Where be Aribo?”

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@Chr1sMcLaughlin: “If Gerrard says he's a week to 10 days away, I'll scream.”

@Glxn72: “Aribo better no be injured.”

@YodaOnXbox: “Aribo must have a knock there's no way on earth he'd be missing if fit he 100% a start...but still a good lineup let's go.”

Most though were backing the Bears to win at Ibrox with the players put out.

Barry Brown: “That would be my starting 11 so pleased with that.”

@DolefulDoug: “As always preferring to see Balogun at the back over Helander, I believe the Swede to be too slow. Glad Roofe is getting game time as he looks dangerous on the wing or through the centre with some skill to match!”

@jambo87: “Hopefully big Aribo out is just precautionary? Would have preferred Helander and save Balogun for the weekend but let’s get at them tonight Gers!”

Dylan Thomas Baker: “Good to see Kent thought he was a doubt – let's do this, top the group.”

@jaybirdie1: “Going for an attacking team, I see, that's magic, lets show them who we are, no slack defence, good luck.

Christopher Dixon: “Solid let's show them how it's done.”

However, not all were impressed.

@CF3Loyal: “That’s the worst bench we’ve had for some time. Shows the challenge we face with squad registration because of our lack of domestically trained players.

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