They’re ready, according to Clement, and the Rangers duo may make their debuts against Ayr United.

They’re ready, according to Clement, and the Rangers duo may make their debuts against Ayr United

January acquisitions The Scottish Cup fifth round match between Rangers and Ayr United takes place at Ibrox on Saturday, and it could mark the debuts of Oscar Cortes and Mohamed Diomande.

Oscar Cortes and Mohamed Diomande

According to Philippe Clement, the manager of the Gers is debating whether or not to take a chance against lower-tier opponents. However, he is eager to play the part of David facing the Glasgow Goliath, especially with former Celtic captain Scott Brown in the dugout.

Ben Davies and Ryan Jack will be available for Rangers to use against Ayr United, according to Clement. Oscar Cortes and Mohamed Diomande, the former arriving on loan from Lens and the latter a winter acquisition worth over £4 million from FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark. , could also make their debuts in Scottish football.

Scott Brown’s Ayr United will play Rangers in the Scottish Cup.
Clement says, “They are prepared to begin, but not to play ninety minutes just yet.” Thus, yes, that is a possibility.
Diomande made his Rangers blue debut in Tuesday’s spirited 2-1 victory over Aberdeen, coming on as a substitute. But Cortes was a much more active and buzzing presence on the left side of the proceedings. Cortes, a Colombia international signed by Lens for £4 million, has received a ton of praise from Clement for how quickly he has adjusted to life in the UK.
For Tom Lawrence and Leon Balogun, however, Ayr’s visit will arrive far too soon.

Complete debuts for the Ibrox pair are planned.

“Tom Lawrence won’t be in the squad, but Ben Davies is back in for selection,” Clement continues, careful not to overwork a man who has a “history of injuries.” “With players, we must exercise caution. There is open communication between the players and the medical staff.
“I expect Leon (Balogun) back next week, not today. He saw the specialist today. Is it the weekend or Ross County? About that, I’m not sure. It is not a permanent solution. Next week, we’ll watch how everything develops.
Clement states that Balogun, who sustained a facial injury during last week’s 3-0 victory over Livingston, will be wearing a mask for the foreseeable future.

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