By Danny Wright
Pedro Caixinha is sweating over the fitness of three players ahead of Rangers’ trip to Kilmarnock on Wednesday.
Lee Hodson, Lee Wallace and Clint Hill were all substituted off during half-time in Gers’ 1-1 draw with Motherwell on Saturday.
The withdrawal of the three defenders meant that Caixinha was forced to utilise Jon Toral as a makeshift centre-back as his side came from behind to grab a desperate point at Ibrox.
Hodson is the most likely of the key trio to be fit for the Killie clash as he was suffering with a fever.
Wallace struggled with a stomach injury while Hill will have to be assessed by the club’s medical staff after injuring his hamstring.
“It’s difficult to tell whether the three players who came off will be ready for Kilmarnock on Wednesday, we will need to assess it,” said Caixinha, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Lee Hodson has a sort-of fever so maybe he can play.
“With Lee Wallace, it’s a stomach thing, and he did his very best to be with us.
“And with Clint Hill it’s a hamstring so we will need to assess it.”
The Light Blues have won just two Scottish Premiership matches since the beginning of February following Saturday’s stalemate.
Second-placed Aberdeen moved 10 points clear of Rangers thanks to their 7-0 thrashing of Dundee on Friday night.
Gers were lucky that St. Johnstone lost to struggling Hamilton as that would have seen them just five points ahead of the club in fourth place.
Wednesday’s opponents, Kilmarnock, are currently in seventh place and are unbeaten in their last three outings.
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