DALY and CLARK says MATTHEW LINDSAY
LEE McCULLOCH gave his manager something of a selection headache with his hat-trick of headers for Rangers against East Fife at Ibrox.
The Gers captain, top scorer last season, had mainly been utilised at centre-half by Ally McCoist before Saturday. But his showing against the Methil men showed that he still has much to offer when played up front.
I still believe that McCoist, though, would be better off deploying him at the back or in midfield this season.
The 35-year-old can exert far greater influence over the team in those areas than he can if he is fielded in the final third.
McCoist is not exactly short of proven goalscorers with Nicky Clark, Jon Daly and Andy Little at his disposal.
McCulloch will undoubtedly start his fair share of games up front during this season and will score a good number of goals.
But he can use his experience to better effect in other positions on the park.
McCULLOCH says JOHN McGILL
LEE McCULLOCH showed with his first hat-trick for Rangers on Saturday that he is still the most dangerous striker the Ibrox club have on their books.
Jig finished last season as top scorer despite missing much of the campaign with an injury and not always playing up front.
He was also utilised in midfield and in defence as often as he was selected to lead the line for Ally McCoist's team in the Third Division.
McCoist has, as a result of his summer signing spree, an abundance of options up front.
He can play Nicky Clark, Jon Daly and Andy Little in attack. All three men have shown how well they can perform in the final third in the games the Glasgow club have played in so far this year.
But Gers captain McCulloch is, thanks to his shrewd reading of the game and his physicality, a real handful for defences.
He should, if fit and if there is adequate cover at the back, be first choice to play striker for Rangers.