'Big Itten won’t be here long if not getting game time', 'Surprised Kamara sits out but very strong side', 'Stand up for the champions' - Rangers fans react to Steven Gerrard's line-up v St Johnstone

Rangers fans had a surprise when Steven Gerrard named his team to face St Johnstone tonight.
Kemar Roofe gets the nod (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)Kemar Roofe gets the nod (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Kemar Roofe gets the nod (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

With Alfredo Morelos suspended, Jermain Defoe injured and Kemar Roofe returning from injury many expected to see popular Swiss striker Cedric Itten in the line-up against the Perth side.

However Steven Gerrard has stuck by Roofe and Itten remains on the bench, and many felt the forward deserved a chance from the start.

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There were also surprises in midfield, and a hope amongst the support to see new signing Scott Wright amongst the action at Ibrox.

@_wotta: “Expected to see Itten given a chance. Roofe is great, thought we'd play two up front tbh.”

Scott Walker: “Big Itten won’t be here long if he's not gonna get game time. Harsh on the big fella but also hard to argue against the gaffer. Here’s hoping for a win.”

Jamie Hutchison: “Good team, was hoping Itten would start came on last game and was brilliant.”

Cedric Itten. (Craig Foy / SNS Group)Cedric Itten. (Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Cedric Itten. (Craig Foy / SNS Group)

@RFC1872II: “At this point I wouldn’t blame Itten for wanting to leave.”

Mark McMinn: “Was hoping Itten would’ve got a start. That said it’s a good team and hope to see Wright get some minutes tonight! Let’s go!”

Steven Rocks: “Let's go hopefully win and if it is really comfy get minutes to Wright and big Itten will come on and score. 3-0.”

Others looked beyond the attack.

Colin Mathers: “Surprised Kamara sits out but still a very strong side.”

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@callumg1873: “Why is the best player in the country on the bench?”

JB Foster: “I feel Stewart is taking a place on the bench that a youngster could have had and benefit from.”

Gorbachev Hlulani: “Zungu always in the bench but he is our key player in a national team.”

@Stuart1872Rfc: “We can rest Kamara, have no Morelos or Arfield and still put out a quality side with a strong bench. Stand up for the champions.”

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