Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Celtic: Attacking star to be axed
By Will Butcher
Mark Warburton is expected to hand £1.5million signing Joe Garner a starting berth against Celtic on Sunday.
The former Preston forward has impressed with a number of cameo roles from the bench and was the Gers only goalscorer last time out against their Old Firm rivals, as they lost 5-1.
Garner, 28, could start alongside Martyn Waghorn and in-form veteran Kenny Miller at Ibrox on Sunday as they look to secure their place in the final of the Betfred Cup.
Scotland international Barrie McKay could be the man to make way for Garner, after being replaced by the former Championship star during the 1-0 win against Inverness on Friday.
Switzerland international Philippe Senderos is expected to be kept out of the side by defensive duo Clint Hill and Rob Kiernan, after they held firm to secure a clean sheet against Inverness.
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Controversial midfielder Joey Barton remains suspended, while Jordan Rossiter is expected to be given a place on the bench as he recovers from injury.
A win for the Gers will give former Brentford boss Warburton a shot at his third piece of silverware as Rangers manager, after winning the Scottish Championship and the Challenge Cup last season.
Aberdeen or Morton will also be looking to get their hands on the trophy, as they do battle on Saturday with a place in the final at stake.
In other Rangers team news, Waghorn had this to say after the Gers beat Inverness.