Fringe player axed in three changes to 4-4-2: Rangers expected XI v Falkirk
Rangers manager Graeme Murty is expected to make three changes to his side when they take on Falkirk in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals at Ibrox on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is expected to drop out of the starting XI with Jak Alnwick taking over, as has regularly been the case in cup games this season, while captain Lee Wallace and fan favourite Jason Cummings replace Andy Halliday and Jamie Murphy.
Former Port Vale keeper Alnwick is expected to start behind a back four of Wallace, Russell Martin, David Bates and James Tavernier as the Light Blues look to extend their winning run to six games.
Fringe player Halliday is expected to be axed to make way for Wallace as the club captain is returning from fitness and much more adapted to the role.
With Murphy injured in the win over St. Johnstone, Murty is expected to tweak the Gers shape – lining up more like a traditional 4-4-2 – and move Josh Windass into a wide midfield role opposite Daniel Candeias with Sean Goss and Greg Docherty continuing in central midfield.
In-form striker Alfredo Morelos is likely to be partnered with Cummings against the Championship side as the Gers look to fire their way to a Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
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With an Old Firm clash seven days later, Murty’s side will be hoping to maintain their recent form and continue the momentum they have built up since the winter break.