Rangers expected 4-2-3-1 v Partick: Injuries keep mainstays sidelined for Premiership clash
By James Black
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty is expected to go with an unchanged starting XI when his side take on Partick Thistle on Saturday.
That means a second successive start in Rangers’ 4-2-3-1 formation for Kenny Miller just weeks after it appeared his Rangers career was over.
The veteran striker made a goalscoring return in the 3-1 win over Hearts at Murrayfield last weekend and will be hoping to carry that form into the clash with Thistle.
However first-team mainstays Fabio Cardoso and Graham Dorrans are expected to continue their spell out of the starting XI as they continue their return to fitness.
The likely unchanged team means that Wes Foderingham is expected to start in goal behind a back-four of James Tavernier, Ross McCrorie, Danny Wilson and Declan John.
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Suspension means Bruno Alves is unavailable while Cardoso is still recovering from the broken nose received against Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup final.
After his stand-out performance against Hearts, Jason Holt is expected to remain in midfield alongside Ryan Jack as his regular partner Dorrans continues to recover from an injury picked up against Kilmarnock.
Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias could take up their usual spots on the flanks with Kenny Miller looking to link the midfield and attack.
Leading the line will likely be Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos as he continues to work his way through his goal drought.
The 21-year-old isn’t hiding despite not scoring and will be hoping to break his recent run when Thistle visit Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.