Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Aberdeen: Dodoo starts
By Dominic Toner
Rangers manager Mark Warburton is expected to name an unchanged starting XI against Aberdeen on Saturday, with youngster Joe Dodoo retaining his place.
The Gers slipped to a 2-0 away defeat against Hearts on Wednesday and are down to third in the Scottish Premiership.
Warburton is expected to name the same starting line-up as he sticks to his 4-3-3 formation, with his players handed a chance to redeem themselves.
Dodoo, 21, is set to continue in attack ahead of Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn as he looked dangerous against Hearts.
Rangers host fourth-placed Aberdeen in a huge encounter and are unlikely to have Josh Windass or Clint Hill back from injury.
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Rangers number one goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is set to retain his place ahead of Matt Gilks and could not be blamed for the Hearts goals on Wednesday.
Warburton is set to name the same back four as the club do not have many better options, with Philippe Senderos struggling during his last spell in the team.
Full-backs James Tavernier and Lee Wallace will hope to support the attack against Aberdeen, while centre-back pairing Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan will need to be more disciplined.
Matt Crooks is expected to have enough chance in the starting XI as a defensive midfielder, with Windass unlikely to return.
Central midfielder Andy Halliday was a standout player against Hearts and he will continue alongside Jason Holt.
Warburton is set to continue with veteran attacker Kenny Miller on the left wing, while the dangerous Harry Forrester operates on the right.
Forrester has looked particularly dangerous in recent games and just needs to add more goals to his game, scoring three in just 17 appearances this season.
Dodoo’s match winning performance against Partick two games ago is likely to mean he stays in the team and he will be looking for his fifth goal of the season against Aberdeen.
In other Rangers team news, Warburton has hit back at Sky pundit over his comments.