25-year-old omitted: Rangers best possible XI to face Motherwell
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Pedro Caixinha should make no changes to his Rangers starting XI for the upcoming clash against Motherwell.
The Gers dispatched Hamilton 4-0 in their last outing and should stick with the same starting line-up.
That means defender Lee Hodson should be left out despite proving himself to be solid in his chances this season.
The 25-year-old has been in and out of the team this campaign and looks a strong defender, but James Tavernier’s attacking qualities give him the edge in the battle for the right-back position.
He is a good squad option to bring in when they need a more defensive shape, but Caixinha should be looking to dominate the game against Motherwell and get the full-backs up the pitch.
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The Scottish giants should select the same side that performed well against Hamilton and play with a similar positive approach against Motherwell.
Rangers should stick with a familiar backline as Wes Foderingham continues to start ahead of Jak Alnwick, while Clint Hill and Danny Wilson start at the heart of the defence.
Tavernier and captain Lee Wallace should play in the full-back areas, with the pair having great chances to get involved in the attacking play.
Jason Holt and Jon Toral should be selected to continue in the heart of midfield and try to dominate possession.
Barrie McKay, Kenny Miller and Emerson Hyndman should be used as the attacking midfielders and help support the lone frontman Martyn Waghorn.
In other Rangers team news, Pat Nevin believes Billy Gilmour will re-sign for the club by 2019.