What's the Story?

Tuesday night will see Rangers head north to Pittodrie, in the penultimate game of the season facing off against Aberdeen.

The games with the Dons are always tough encounters, we all know how much they like to raise their game for the visit of Rangers, both in performance and supporter numbers.

Points are important for both sides with second place still up for grabs.

Here are the five storylines to follow.

1-CAN WE CREATE MORE CHANCES?

Saturday’s game at Ibrox against Kilmarnock was an extremely positive one in terms of results, but we really failed to create a lot of clear goalscoring opportunities, we must do better if we are to leave the granite city with all three points.

The Man of the Match on Saturday was Jack Alnwick, that in itself tells you the story, making more than a couple of vital stops at key moments. We need our creative players to show more, the tempo and pace at which we are playing at times is far too slow to hurt sides, so often we are taking more than the required touches on the ball.

This is down to a lack of both ability and confidence and hopefully Saturday’s win will help with the latter. One-nil again will do me just fine.

2-LAST GAME FOR MORELOS?

Speculation has surrounded Alfredo Morelos since January and talk once again turns to see if he will be at Ibrox next season, and with the player suspended for the match on Sunday many, including myself, feel this will be his final game for the club.

In recent weeks he has looked shattered and disinterested at times, body language tells you an awful lot and his is not of a player who is sticking around.

If the money is right, I will be more than happy to see Alfie go, it will represent a good bit of business for the club and must be our policy for years to come. For years, we simply gave or were forced to pay off players.

I thank you for your contribution, it makes good financial sense, and I feel all parties would benefit.

3-ALVES OR MARTIN? 

This is a no-brainer for me, if Alves is passed fit he plays alongside David Bates. The World Cup is coming up soon, so I’m sure the big man needs some games to force his way into the Portugal squad.

Russel Martin quite simply has been a disaster at Rangers, he is done. I have seen nothing to suggest he will be at us or any top-level side for that matter next season, his pace is gone and his decision making at times questionable to say the very least.

The only question on this one is will Alves be fit enough and will he fancy it?

4-WILL THE REAL JASON CUMMINGS, PLEASE STAND UP?

I must admit to being more than a little disappointed with Cummings since his loan move. I realise he maybe has not played quite as often as he would have liked or possibly thought, but he has failed to make an impact in key games, starting or coming off the bench.

There are not many chances left for cumdog to impress if he wants to make the switch permanent. I fully understand he may be hampered by a lack of first-team football all season, however, it’s now May, and he should be fresher than many of his peers.

Tuesday and Sunday could go a long way in shaping his next move or future at the club, as previously stated, the only way is down after Rangers. Take and seize the opportunity presented to you.

5-JUST WIN.

I don’t care how we get the points, just get them. Show me the baby not the labour.

All this talk of playing a certain way, I just want a winning team on the park.

The Rangers players and managers will and rightly so in my view be measured by what they win, not how they play. Show me your medals. Win some games, however and whatever it takes.

Steven Harrigan    @steven_harrigan