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Giovanni van Bronckhorst addresses Rangers subs probe as key Ibrox stars return to action

GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST has defended his decisions not to utilise his Rangers squad during their Premiership clashes with Motherwell and St Johnstone in recent days.

The champions dropped crucial points in the title race last weekend as the Steelmen came from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils at Ibrox.

A lethargic 1-0 victory over Callum Davidson’s side followed in midweek but Rangers now have the chance to move level with Celtic at the top of the table when they host Aberdeen.

Van Bronckhorst waited until the 83rd minute to introduce Kemar Roofe into his attack on Sunday and chose not to make any switches during the tousy encounter at McDiarmid Park.

Van Bronckhorst said: “It differs which games you play. Of course, you have substitutions looking for the game and how the game is going but I don’t care about how many substitutions I make, I care about the three points.

“That was only on my mind on the game on Wednesday. Of course, people will talk about no substitutions or whatever but it doesn’t bother me.

“I just want to go out, get the three points and take each game by game.”

Van Bronckhorst will be boosted by the returns of Filip Helander, Ryan Jack and Aaron Ramsey for the Dons clash as the champions go in search of a much-needed Premiership triumph.

Rangers have not been at their sharpest in front of goal during recent league outings but Van Bronckhorst is satisfied with the shape of his Light Blues attack.

Van Bronckhorst said: “We have the chances to score. It’s not a case of who’s a good goalscorer, we put him on the pitch. It doesn’t work like that.

“You have to create chances, on Wednesday we had less chances than the games before but still big chances to win by a bigger margin.

“The pitch didn’t help our game, that was obvious so, in the end, it was just about securing the three points.”

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