Attackers axed in Murty 4-2-3-1: Rangers best possible XI to face Inverness
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Graeme Murty must change from Rangers’ usual 4-3-3 formation and axe attackers Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn in the process.
The Gers are currently preparing for a Friday evening clash which will see them take on bottom of the league Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium.
Rangers have failed to win any of their last three matches in the Premiership and have even suffered two defeats which has seen them fall down to third place.
Now is the perfect time for Murty to make the tactical change to avoid any more humiliation while in charge and non-scoring attackers Garner and Waghorn should be axed with Harry Forrester coming into a three-man attacking midfield.
Murty should persist with Wes Foderingham in between the sticks despite his recent poor form due to simply being a better option than January signing Jak Alnwick.
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The goalkeeper will then need to be protected by a back four which will be without the experienced Clint Hill after he left the field with an injury in Sunday’s clash with Dundee.
Lee Hodson must take up the right-back role with James Tavernier moving into the midfield, while Lee Wallace also returns from his injury.
Some fans will however be disappointed to see a centre-back pairing of Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan, but they could use the match as a second opportunity and with the change in formation they will certainly be helped by the midfield.
With Tavernier in the centre alongside Andy Halliday, Rangers will have two players focused on the defensive side of the game in the centre of the park to avoid them from being overrun like they so often have in recent times.
They will then present more attacking freedom for a high in quality attacking midfield three in Forrester, Emerson Hyndman and Barrie McKay.
All three have shown during their time at the club that they have the quality to break down teams and moving the brilliant Hyndman further up the field could benefit the team greatly.
The support from the on-loan Bournemouth man will also prove highly beneficial to veteran Kenny Miller upfront.
The 37-year-old is often isolated in the 4-3-3 formation, but with three other attackers around the lethal finisher, Rangers will surely find the net and pick up all three points against Inverness.
In other Rangers news, the Gers have received a huge boost with this midfielder back in training on Wednesday.