Murty overhaul on the cards, fan favourite dropped: Rangers expected XI v Hibernian
Rangers manager Graeme Murty is expected to make six changes to the side which faced Fraserburgh when they take on Hibernian at Ibrox on Saturday.
The Gers boss may overhaul his side to bring Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Russell Martin, Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Alfredo Morelos back into the starting XI with Jak Alnwick, Lee Hodson, Fabio Cardoso, Andy Halliday, Niko Kranjcar and fan favourite Jason Cummings making way.
Foderingham is the club’s number one and has been rested in cup games this season so will almost certainly come back in to face Hibs.
After missing the trip north to face Fraserburgh through suspension, Tavernier should return alongside Martin, David Bates and Declan John in the Gers’ back four.
Jason Holt will likely be captain again for the visit of Hibs while on-loan QPR midfielder Goss is expected to replace Halliday alongside Holt in the centre of the pitch.
Wingers Daniel Candeias and Murphy will be expected to create the bulk of the Gers’ chances while Josh Windass returns to the number 10 role after being shifted out wide to accommodate Kranjcar in midweek.
Morelos is expected to return to lead the line ahead of Cummings with fans having to wait a bit longer to see the Colombian paired with the former Hibs striker in attack.
The clash with Neil Lennon’s side is a must-win for the Gers with Aberdeen three points clear in second-place in the Scottish Premiership after playing one more game than the Gers.
Lennon’s side are fourth in the table, just five points behind the Ibrox giants.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton took a swipe at Gers fans after the win against Fraserburgh.
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