Abdallah Sima sends Rangers starting XI hype into overdrive with Hampden clue over Celtic sign off

Rangers' Abdallah Sima
-Credit: (Image: SNS Group)


Fit-again Abdallah Sima has teased that he could be in from the start against Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final with a knowing nod on his social media.

The Brighton loanee has suffered an injury-plagued second half of the campaign. The 22-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in January while on AFCON duty with Senegal, and following his return to action was dealt another blog after limping off during Rangers win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup semi-final - that saw him struggled to recapture his full fitness for the run-in.

However, he did make his return to action on the final day of the season against the Jambos at Tynecastle - being handed an 18 minute cameo off the bench during the 3-3 thriller. In the build-up to the game, Philippe Clement has played his cards close to his chest over who could return to full fitness in time to face Celtic.

Speaking earlier this week, the Belgian boss said: "I don't want to say too much about the squad. This is the final game, the decisive game, so maybe we have to take some risks with players that we don't normally do. So I don't want to get into which player is ready or not or who can start or not."

And it appears Sima could be one of the gambles Clement is planning on taking at the national stadium. The winger posted to his Instagram teasing a preview of the game - which included a clip of his previous goal against the Hoops.

It also shows an view of Hampden - pointing to some key involvement at the national stadium when the Glasgow giants face off. Question marks linger over how much of a part Sima will play - with doubts also remaining over teammates Ridvan Yilmaz, Borna Barisic and Leon Balogun.