‘Got to be John’, ‘All the way’ – Rangers fans adamant one man must start v Celtic

Rangers fans have had their say on social media and demanded that Declan John be given the nod ahead of Lee Wallace in this weekend’s Scottish Premier League battle against Celtic at Ibrox.

John has missed his side last two games against St Johnstone and Falkirk while Rangers captain has been out since September but both could be available for the Sunday fixture.

Wallace reportedly played the full 90 minutes in a closed doors friendly against St Mirren on Tuesday afternoon to push himself into contention for the Old Firm Derby.

However, in light of Scot’s injury, John has stepped in and stepped up to the fore, filling in admirably in the full-back position.

While his return to fitness is unquestionably a boost for Rangers going into the final run in, the lack of competitive action is a concern for all associated with the club and it is for this reason that fans would prefer to see him continue where he left off in the side.


The Light Blues faithful were calling for John’s name in their opinions on social media and urged Graeme Murty to give the 22-year–old his place in the starting XI.

There is so much riding on this game – not least bragging rights – but an opportunity for Rangers to go for their first title since the 2010/11 season means that no risks can be taken and Wallace would be a risk.

Here are some Tweets from Rangers fans demanding John keep his place in the team against Celtic:

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