Rangers confirmed line-up v Celtic: Two changes as Caixinha hands 29-year-old start
By Will Butcher
Pedro Caixinha has made two changes to his Rangers side to face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday.
The Gers will be looking to book their place in the final as well as preventing Brendan Rodgers’ side from completing a treble in the former Liverpool manager’s first season on Parkhead.
Caixinha has decided to hand Joe Garner a start against the Hoops with Barrie McKay dropping to the bench, while veteran defender Andy Halliday comes in to the midfield in place of Jon Toral.
Rangers posted the team news on their official Twitter account ahead of the match:
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 23, 2017
The Gers will be looking to put behind them a dismal record of three losses and a draw against Celtic this season, as Celtic look to continue their dominance over Scottish football with victory.
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However, Portuguese manager Caixinha will take faith from his side’s recent form, which has seen them keep four consecutive clean sheets while Celtic take their foot off the gas.
The Hoops have drawn two of their last three games and that will give the Gers confidence that they can go one better than their draw last time out against the Hoops.
Veteran defender Clint Hill scored from close range after Stuart Armstrong had opened the scoring during the 1-1 draw, and that late goal could give the Gers the confidence to book their place in the final alongside Aberdeen.
In other Rangers news, Simon Jordan has made this bold prediction about the Gers ahead of the clash against Celtic.