Rangers manager Graeme Murty should have a new-look starting XI when the Gers travel to take on Highland League minnows Fraserburgh at tiny Bellslea Park in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup – with in-form attacker Josh Windass axed.
The Gers boss has revamped his squad in the transfer window with four new faces arriving and the return of Micheal O’Halloran and Andy Halliday from spells on loan.
Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy, Jason Cummings and Russell Martin have joined the Ibrox giants on loan until the end of the season and three of the four must start if Murty is to field his strongest XI against Fraserburgh.
Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham should keep his place in goal behind a back four of Russell Martin, David Bates, Danny Wilson and Declan John.
Former Norwich captain Martin is the obvious choice to replace the suspended James Tavernier at right-back with Wilson and Bates partnered in central defence.
Ahead of them, Jason Holt and Ross McCrorie must start in midfield despite Goss’ performances during the Florida Cup wins over Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro.
Holt’s form in the USA could put his place at risk but – for now – he is ahead of Goss, although the on-lon QPR midfielder will likely be involved at some point.
Despite his form in recent months, Josh Windass should make way with new boys Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings given their first competitive appearances for the Light Blues.
Murphy must start wide on the left with Portuguese winger Daniel Candeias on the opposite side trying to create chances for the pairing of Cummings and prolific Colombian Alfredo Morelos.
The duo have the potential to be a devastating pairing and what better chance to get their strike partnership against a team Rangers could realistically hit a big score against.
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