Attacker axed in six changes to Murty 4-4-2: Rangers best possible XI v Hibernian
Rangers manager Graeme Murty must make six changes to his side following the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Fraserburgh if he wants to name his strongest side against Hibernian on Saturday.
Murty must restore first-team mainstays Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos as well as re-introducing new signings Russell Martin, Sean Goss and Jamie Murphy.
After making a raft of changes for Wednesday’s clash with Fraserburgh Jak Alnwick, Lee Hodson, Fabio Cardoso, Andy Halliday, Niko Kranjcar and – despite scoring a hat-trick against the Highland League minnows – attacker Josh Windass.
Foderingham is the undisputed number one at Ibrox and must return after being rested on Wednesday night.
Ahead of him Tavernier should return to the side after suspension ruled him out on Wednesday while Martin should also come back in to join David Bates and Declan John in defence.
Midfielder Jason Holt should remain in central midfield with Goss coming back into the side after his impressive performances so far since joining on loan from QPR.
After only making a brief appearance from the bench in Fraserburgh, Murphy should come back into the starting XI with in-form Daniel Candeias on the opposite side.
Although Windass scored all three goals against the Highland League side, the Gers’ best front-line is Jason Cummings and Alfredo Morelos and that is who Murty should start with.
It might be a bit unfair on Windass but with the options available to the Gers, pairing Cummings and Morelos is too tempting a prospect.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton took a swipe at Gers fans after the win against Fraserburgh.
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