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15th Mar, 2018 | 9:30pm

First teamer axed in two changes to Murty 4-2-3-1: Rangers best possible XI v Kilmarnock

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Rangers manager Graeme Murty must make two changes to his starting line-up if he wants to field his best possible XI against Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Injured central defender David Bates and 17-goal striker Alfredo Morelos must make way for Fabio Cardoso and Jason Cummings in the Gers’ 4-2-3-1 shape.

Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham should continue in goal behind a back four of James Tavernier, Cardoso, Bruno Alves and Declan John for the visit of Steve Clarke’s side.

Russell Martin could make a return to the starting XI but, at the time of writing, the veteran looked like he wouldn’t be available for the Ibrox giants.

Ahead of the defence, Sean Goss and Greg Docherty must be allowed to continue in central midfield despite struggling to control the midfield in the second-half of last weekend’s Old Firm clash.

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The attacking trio of Josh Windass, Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias must be in the starting XI although Scotland international Cummings should come in for first teamer Morelos as the main striker.

Morelos has played pretty much constantly since April 2017 and should be axed and handed a rest with one eye on next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic at Hampden – and being mindful of the outside chance the Colombian earns a place in his country’s World Cup squad later this summer.

In other Rangers news,  this BBC pundit has said Murty must do these three things or wave goodbye to Ibrox.

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