By Dominic Toner
Senior Rangers players Niko Kranjcar, Philippe Senderos and Kenny Miller should all miss out of the starting line up against Aberdeen.
Rangers face Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday and manager Mark Warburton should chose to inject some pace and energy to their side.
Ex-Premier League pair Kranjcar and Senderos have struggled since their moves to Ibrox in the summer, with the latter enduring a horror debut after being sent off in the 5-1 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic.
The ex-Arsenal defender is available again after serving his suspension, but Warburton should stick with Clint Hill and Danny Wilson after their mid-week clean sheet.
The pair helped Rangers completed a comfortable 5-0 win against Queen of the South, to set up a semi-final against Celtic in the Scottish League Cup.
Kranjcar has struggled to adjust to match pace and youngster Josh Windass should start against Aberdeen.
Rangers’ goalkeeper and full-backs are an easy choice, with Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier and Lee Wallace three of the most constant performers at the club.
Andy Halliday and Windass should form the midfield, with Joey Barton currently suspended for three weeks following a training ground spat with Halliday.
Harry Forrester and Barrie McKay would provide some real attacking threat on the wings and help support Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn.
Garner was rested against Queen of the South and should come back into the side and play in a number 10 role.
The 28-year-old scored the only goal in the defeat against Celtic and should be given another opportunity.
Waghorn is the club’s talisman and gets the nod in attack ahead of veteran striker Miller.
Waghorn scored a remarkable hat-trick in the club’s League Cup victory and is Warburton’s most dangerous presence in front of goal.
The striker has netted eight goals in just seven appearances this season and should help the side challenge at the top-end of the table with his goal threat.
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