By Alex Stevens
Mark Warburton has decided to experiment with his starting team for the Old Firm derby against Celtic and fans have taken to Twitter to give their views.
Martyn Waghorn drops to the bench and Lee Hodson starts at right-back, allowing James Tavernier a role on the right of the Rangers front three.
Talking before the match, Warburton explained his team selection.
“It’s a cup semi-final, there’s a final place at stake, as any player would be they’re more than motivated. We’ve trained well,” Warburton said.
“Lee’s been outstanding in training and had a very good man of the match performance for Ireland against Germany, and it’s just using some pace and energy down the right-hand side.
“It’s just using the squad, as always.”
WATCH: Mark Warburton talks through his team selection ahead of the semi-final clash with Celtic. pic.twitter.com/1IGLEH6Xmy
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) October 23, 2016
Rangers fans on Twitter were mostly pleased with the line-up and think that there’s enough quality to beat Celtic.
A couple of fans questioned Matt Gilks starting in goal, but he hasn’t conceded a goal and has played all the other games in the cup.
Here are a selection of the fans’ tweets:
Really like that Rangers side.
— Jonathan McNabb (@JohnnyMcNabb21) October 23, 2016
Very strange team selection from Rangers?.
— dantaylor (@DanTaylor_96) October 23, 2016
Decent starting line up and decent formation.
Right into it from the start Rangers
— Garners Ginger Hair (@DelboyCBR6) October 23, 2016
I'm impressed with Rangers starting line up, looks like Warbs has been listening after all. C'mon the Gers, give us a wee win. ??????
— The Red Squirrel (@redsquirell76) October 23, 2016
Rangers team sheet; why play gilks in a semi-final against our biggest rivals, Celtic? Still no o'halloran ffs
— sahil (@sahilyeah) October 23, 2016
For once the Rangers team is actually looking decent today ?⚪️?
— Robbie inglis (@inglis_robbie) October 23, 2016
That Rangers team looks hugely experimental. I hope it doesn't backfire ?
— Andrew Wilson (@AldridgePrior) October 23, 2016
Interesting to see where Tavernier plays for #rangers. Midfield 3 or front 3?
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) October 23, 2016
If the Rangers management think Foderingham is a better keeper than Gilks, then why isn't he playing?
— John DC Gow (@johndcgow) October 23, 2016
Let’s hope Barrie McKay finds his heart again in this game. Been massively disappointing this season. #RFC
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) October 23, 2016
I struggle to see how Rangers don't beat Celtic with big Matt Gilks in goal
— jack (@jackrobinsonn1) October 23, 2016
In other Rangers team news, Dean Windass posted this message on Twitter ahead of his son playing in the Old Firm derby.