By Dominic Toner
Rangers are expected to make four changes to their starting line up for the league match against Aberdeen on Sunday.
Michael O’Halloran is set to be rewarded for his impressive performance mid-week and remain in the side, as he contributed two assists in the club’s 5-0 demolition of Queen of the South in the Scottish League Cup.
The 25-year-old was a standout player with his direct running and helped set up an Old Firm meeting with Celtic in the semi-finals.
Regulars Wes Foderingham, Lee Wallace, Josh Windass and Barrie McKay are set to be restored to the starting XI against Aberdeen.
Matt Gilks, Lee Hodson, Niko Kranjcar and Harry Forrester are set to miss out but should be available from the bench.
Mark Warburton’s side travel to Aberdeen for the Scottish Premiership meeting and the two teams are locked together on nine points in the table.
Number one goalkeeper Foderingham is set to return in place of Gilks, despite the latter keeping a clean sheet in the League Cup.
Warburton is likely to name a familiar back four and club captain Wallace will return to the side at left-back.
Philippe Senderos is available again for selection following his red card against Celtic but will be likely to miss out, after a horror debut against the club’s rivals.
Joey Barton will be absent from the midfielder after he was suspended for three weeks following a training ground spat with midfielder Andy Halliday.
A midfield trio of Jason Holt, Windass and Halliday are expected to feature against Aberdeen.
McKay and O’Halloran are set to operate on the two wings and support the club’s talisman Martyn Waghorn.
The forward has fully recovered from a hamstring injury and netted a hat-trick against Queen of the South.
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