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Sky Sports’ Scottish football pundits Ian Crocker and Andy Walker have both offered predictions for the upcoming Kilmarnock-Rangers clash at Rugby Park.

In their column on the Sky Sports website, both men differ on the outcome of the game and who the key player will be.

Ian Crocker is going for a 2-2 draw between the sides, and his key man is Killie’s Youssouf Mulumbu, who he claims will add “experience and guile” to Steve Clark’s side.

Meanwhile, Walker disagrees with colleague, and has predicted a narrow 1-0 win to Rangers, his choice for key man is Gers youngster Ross McCrorie, who is “making a strong impact” this season.

McCrorie has been one of Rangers’ best players this season and has excelled in his new defensive midfielder role.

Rangers go into the match eight points behind leaders Celtic, and need a win to keep on their coat-tails before the teams meet at Celtic Park next Saturday.

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The Gers will be looking to bounce back from their last league match, the 3-1 loss to St Johnstone at Ibrox.

The game at Rugby Park is Graeme Murty’s first since being appointed Gers manager until the end of the season.

Ironically his predecessor Pedro Caixinha’s last game in charge at Ibrox was against Kilmarnock, he was sacked following the 1-1 draw between the sides in October.

In other Rangers news, managing director Stewart Robinson has eased fears about the club’s finances.

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