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27th Oct, 2016 | 4:32pm

Defender axed in Warburton 4-3-3: Rangers best possible XI v Kilmarnock

COMMENT By Dominic Toner

Lee Hodson should be dropped from the Rangers side against Kilmarnock.

The defender was handed his first league start in the Scottish Premiership against St Johnstone on Wednesday, with the match finishing 1-1 at Ibrox.

Hodson was at fault for the goal Rangers goal conceded as he was dispossessed in the penalty box, before Blair Alston curled in a fantastic strike.

Regular right-back James Tavernier should be restored to the starting line-up to replace Hodson after being named on the bench by manager Mark Warburton.

Rangers should also make a second change to the team, with Martyn Waghorn replacing the ineffective Harry Forrester.

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Wes Foderingham should maintain his place in goal, despite serious pressure from his understudy Matt Gilks for a starting role.

Warburton has settled on three of his back four in recent matches, but he should hand the more senior defender Tavernier the starting role for the league match with Kilmarnock.

The manager is currently short of midfield options, with Niko Kranjcar ruled out for the immediate future with an injury and Joey Barton still suspended by the club.

He is set to keep the trio of Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Josh Windass, with the latter recovering from a dead leg suffered in the club’s last match.

Forward Joe Garner scored the equaliser for Rangers against St Johnston and he should be supported by Michael O’Halloran and Waghorn in attack.

In other Rangers team news, Warburton has provided a fitness updated on the club’s midfielder.