By support

12th May, 2018 | 7:28pm

Rarely seen central terrier returns in triple swap - Rangers best XI v Hibernian

Rangers caretaker Jimmy Nicholl will need to make three changes to the side which faced Aberdeen in midweek when the Gers travel to face Hibs at Easter Road – with Jordan Rossiter, Greg Docherty and Jason Cummings coming into the starting XI.

The Gers boss has a much-weakened squad to pick from thanks to injury and suspension ruling out the likes of Declan John, Graham Dorrans and Ross McCrorie from the massive clash with Neil Lennon’s side.

Jak Alnwick will keep his place in goal behind a back four of James Tavernier, David Bates, Russell Martin and Andy Halliday.

Ahead of them Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias must take up their usua; berths on the flanks with Jason Holt, Greg Docherty and Jordan Rossiter, the rarely seen 21-year-old terrier with just four appearances this season, the Gers’ central trio.

Docherty and Holt will likely rotate between which of the midfielders will look to link up with lone striker Jason Cummings as they Gers look to secure a second-place finish in the Scottish Premiership with a win over Hibs.

With so many first-team players unavailable, it is possible a number of young players will be given spots on the bench and maybe even a chance to impress in the final game of the campaign – and it is a shame the best XI the Gers can put out is considerably weakened.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

In other Rangers news, the club are working on a stunning deal to sign an English powerhouse centre-back from seventh-placed club after Gerrard gives the green light.

Don’t miss out on breaking and exclusive Rangers news by clicking here for our brilliant 24/7 updates on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.