Last week, we asked readers to participate in a series of polls to determine who Rangers supporters wanted to see in their starting eleven. Hundreds voted & you can see all of the results here – in the original post.
There were a few assumptions made to streamline the process. The assumption was that Rangers would eventually line-up in a 4-4-2 -plus Cammy Bell, Lee Wallace, Nicky Law, Lewis MacLeod & Kris Boyd were automatically penciled into the lineup.
Fans voted on the remaining spots & here are the results:
- The vote for right back was extremely close for a while between Richard Foster & Kyle McAusland. But Foster received a late surge of votes & won with 41% of the vote, compared to McAusland’s 34%. Sebastien Faure (14%) & Arnold Peralta (11%) rounded out the voting for right back.
- We asked readers to vote on two center-backs & Darren McGregor (35%) & Marius Zaliukas (43%) combined to receive 78% of the vote. Bilel Mohsni recieved 9%, while Lee McCulloch only was chosen by 7% of the readers.
- The vote for the two midfielders to join Law & MacLeod was a little closer. David Templeton (30%) & Ian Black (20%) combined for 50% of the vote, as readers were more spread out in their opinion here. Fraser Aird just missed out with 16% of the vote. Others of note would be – Dean Shiels only being chosen by 3% of the readers & Kyle Hutton by 1%. Besides Templeton & Black, nine other midfielders received votes as the club has stockpiled a plethora of options in midfield.
- The vote to line up alongside Kris Boyd was not-surprisingly pretty clear cut. Kenny Miller received 80% of the votes, with Nicky Clark being next with 13%. Calum Gallagher (5%) & Jon Daly (2%) round out the fans preferred depth chart.
If Ally McCoist does return to a 4-4-2, this would be a logical line-up. However, it goes to prove Lee McCulloch’s impact on the lineup. If McCoist continues to stick with his captain – a player like Darren McGregor or David Templeton would likely take a backseat. Either way, that would be a lot of quickness & pace taken out of the starting eleven to cater to McCulloch.