COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Pedro Caixinha must make two changes to the Rangers line-up in order to ensure he gets off to a winning start against Hamilton at Ibrox on Saturday.
The Glaswegian giants are preparing to host the Accies for the second time this month for this weekend’s 3.00pm kick off.
The earlier clash on 4 March saw the Gers run out 6-0 victors, while their last outing saw another good result with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.
Striker Joe Garner scored a hat-trick in the emphatic win and he is expected to come back into the team after serving a one-match suspension against the Hoops.
Meanwhile, natural wideman Michael O’Halloran should come into the team to provide the width and an attacking threat to a vulnerable defence.
These two changes should see duo Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier axed from the starting eleven to the bench for the teams needs and a 4-4-2 formation would certainly suit the Rangers team better for this match than their usual 4-3-3.
The changes will see Garner playing alongside veteran Kenny Miller upfront and they will be looking to put the sword to a team who have conceded 43 foals from their 28 league matches.
Meanwhile, O’Halloran on the right will provide more danger in the final third than natural right-back Tavernier and the midfield of Jason Holt, Emerson Hyndman and Barrie McKay will largely be expected to attack than defend.
The defence must then remain unchanged from the one that kept Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele quiet last week with Lee Hodson, Danny Wilson, Lee Wallace and goal hero Clint Hill protecting Wes Foderingham between the sticks.
Everyone in the Rangers team will be looking to impress Caixinha in his first match in charge and this team will surely bag all three points against the 11th placed side.
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