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20th Apr, 2017 | 7:29pm

Rangers expected 4-2-3-1 v Celtic: Attacker axed in three changes

By Harvey Byrne

Manager Pedro Caixinha is expected to make three changes to his Rangers team which takes on fierce rivals Celtic in the Scottish League Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Glasgow rivals are currently gearing themselves up for an encounter at Hampden where they will battle it out for a place in the final of the domestic cup.

The Gers are going into the encounter in good form with two victories and three clean sheets from their last three league clashes.

However, they are still likely to bolster up their defence against a Celtic team eyeing up the treble.

This is set to see Caixinha bring Lee Hodson come into the Rangers back four, while the experienced Clint Hill could also come in after returning from injury with David Bates and James Tavernier both dropping out of the eleven.

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Meanwhile, youngster Joe Dodoo is also likely to be brought into the attacking midfield three with attacker Barrie McKay axed after failing to turn up against Partick Thistle last weekend.

Dodoo came on for McKay at half time against Partick and caused problems down the left hand side of the pitch with Myles Beerman also proving troublesome.

The 18-year-old full-back made a number of surging runs up the pitch and he is now expected to keep his place in a back four which also contains Danny Wilson alongside Hodson and Hill.

Ahead of them is set to see an unchanged midfield duo in Jon Toral and Jason Holt with the two impressing against Partick and the loanee even got on the score sheet himself.

Meanwhile, the likely attacking trio of Martyn Waghorn, Emerson Hyndman and Dodoo will be hoping to cause problems to a strong Celtic defence and help feed veteran Kenny Miller, who could lead the line as Rangers’ top scorer on Sunday.

In other Rangers news, John Hartson believes there is too much pressure on this man ahead of the encounter.

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