By Danny Wright

Clint Hill is in contention for a return to the Rangers team in their Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic on Sunday.

Pedro Caixinha confirmed the news in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

Hill picked up a knee injury in the 1-1 draw with Motherwell in early April and has missed the last three matches.

The Light Blues manager also revealed that a number of players might be returning to action.

“We may have some players returning. Clint is on the line and may return,” said Caixinha, as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account.

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Rangers currently have a number of players sidelined, mostly defenders, which has meant youthful duo David Bates and Myles Beerman have been drafted into the first-team for the last three games.

Hill 38, has been joined by fellow defenders Philippe Senderos, Rob Kiernan and Lee Wallace on the injury table which has forced Caixinha to raid his youth team for replacements.

The veteran centre-back, whose Gers contract expires at the end of the season, scored a last-gasp equaliser when the two Old Firm rivals last came to blows.

The former QPR man scrambled a goal past Craig Gordon to earn his side an important point after Stuart Armstrong had opened the scoring for Celtic in the 1-1 stalemate at Parkhead.

Hill has made 28 appearances across all competitions for the Light Blues this season, scoring six goals.

Celtic and Rangers have played each other four times already this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have won three of the contests between the two great rivals.

In other Rangers news, Lorenzo Amoruso has pointed out how his former club can hurt Celtic.

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