Derek Ferguson Highlights Trio’s Importance for Rangers in Old Firm Derby

Derek Ferguson has underlined the significance of Cyriel Dessers, Fabio Silva, and Mohamed Diomande for Rangers’ chances. Ferguson, speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, emphasized the pivotal roles these players could play in the much-anticipated encounter at Ibrox on Sunday.

Ferguson, a former footballer himself, labeled the trio as “big players” for Rangers’ manager Philippe Clement, particularly stressing the potential impact of Diomande’s more advanced positioning in the team’s formation. Referring to the Portuguese loanee from Wolves, Ferguson expressed his belief that Diomande is on the brink of delivering “an absolutely top-class display” for Rangers.

“With Diomande, I would play him a little bit further forward to get Sterling into that midfield,” Ferguson commented, highlighting the importance of tactical adjustments ahead of the high-stakes fixture.

Reflecting on recent performances, Ferguson praised Diomande’s qualities, noting his pace, engine, and overall quality, suggesting that the player would relish the intensity of the Old Firm encounter. The pundit’s optimism extended to Silva, whom he believes has been on the verge of a standout performance, indicating Sunday’s clash as a potential catalyst for the Portuguese striker.

“I’ve just got the feeling that Sunday could bring that out of the boy,” Ferguson remarked regarding Silva’s potential impact.

Additionally, Ferguson expressed his admiration for Dessers’ attitude, foreseeing the striker’s contribution to the match despite potential missed opportunities.

“So I’m looking at those three as big players for Rangers,” Ferguson concluded, emphasizing the importance of Dessers, Silva, and Diomande in determining the outcome of the highly-anticipated derby against Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side.


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