By Danny Wright

10th Aug, 2017 | 12:51pm

Pedro Caixinha sweating on fitness of senior player ahead of clash v Hibernian

By Danny Wright

Pedro Caixinha has admitted that his Rangers side may be without Lee Wallace for their return to Scottish Premiership action against Hibernian at Ibrox on Saturday.

The Light Blues captain was a late withdrawal from Wednesday night’s 6-0 hammering of Dunfermline and is now set for a scan to assess the damage of the knock he sustained in the pre-match warm-up.

Wallace, 29, had played every minute of Rangers’ early season fixtures before the League Cup win and as it stands Lee Hodson or youngster Myles Beerman could be called upon to replace the senior player.

Caixinha confessed on Thursday that he is sweating over the possibility of Wallace being ready for the clash against Neil Lennon’s Hibernian side.

“Lee Wallace will have a scan later this afternoon,” said the Gers boss, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account on Thursday.

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“I don’t know yet if he will be ready for the weekend.”

Scotland international Wallace has endured an injury-ridden few months at Ibrox after last season ended with him undergoing an operation on a stomach issue.

Caixinha was forced into using academy product Beerman to replace the former Hearts full-back, who will no doubt be eager to get back into action as soon as possible in order to help the Light Blues achieve their third victory in a row.

Rangers got their 2017/18 Scottish Premiership campaign off to a good start last week when Graham Dorrans scored twice on his debut in a 2-1 win at Motherwell.

In other Rangers news, supporters were angered by Caixinha’s decision to start this first-team regular in the win over Dunfermline.

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