Regular scorer axed in Murty 4-2-3-1: Rangers best possible XI to face Ayr United
Rangers manager Graeme Murty must make four changes to his side to take on Ayr United on Sunday in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup if he wants to field his best XI at Somerset Park.
Jak Alnwick, Andy Halliday, Greg Docherty and Alfredo Morelos should come into the starting XI and replace Wes Foderingham, Declan John, Sean Goss and nine-goal Josh Windass.
While Foderingham is the clear number one, Alnwick has become the cup number one so should start against Ian McCall’s side behind a back four of James Tavernier, David Bates, Russell Martin and Halliday.
Injuries picked up by Goss and Docherty in the 2-0 win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday night mean either is likely to be risked against the Honest Men and be given a chance to fully recover.
With Goss missing, January signing Docherty should start at the heart of midfield alongside Jason Holt with Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias taking their regular places on the flanks.
After Morelos was only a substitute against Thistle, the Colombian must come in and start alongside Jason Cummings for the first time since the latter signed for the Gers.
Fans have been desperate to see the duo in action together and the clash with the League One high-flyers should provide the perfect opportunity.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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