Fringe player starts in Murty 4-2-2-2: Rangers best possible XI v Fraserburgh
Rangers manager Graeme Murty must make two changes to his side if he wants to field his strongest starting XI when the Gers face Highland League minnows in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Wednesday night at tiny Bellslea Park.
The suspended James Tavernier and Josh Windass should make way for Lee Hodson and new signing Jason Cummings as the Gers look to go on and lift the oldest trophy in world football for a 34th time.
Despite Pedro Caixinha rotating his goalkeeper in cup competition, it’s not clear if Murty will continue that and start Alnwick or opt to continue with clear first-choice Wes Foderingham.
If Murty wants to play his strongest side, there’s only one choice – Foderingham.
With Tavernier suspended and other options injured, fringe player Hodson should come into the side to join David Bates, Russell Martin and Declan John in the Gers’ defence.
In midfield, Jason Holt and Sean Goss must continue together despite Murty having Greg Docherty available following his move from Hamilton.
Goss has looked like a shrewd signing so far and deserves a continued run of games while Holt has been captain in recent games and really impressed since the return from the winter break.
Wingers Daniel Candeias and Jamie Murphy should continue after their impressive performances in the 2-1 win over Ross County on Sunday with Cummings and Alfredo Morelos partnered together in attack for the the first time.
A trip to Ayr United in the fifth round awaits the winner of Wednesday’s re-arranged clash.
In other Rangers news, some Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to praise one player for his performance in the win over Ross County.
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