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Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Hamilton: Defender dropped in Warburton reshuffle

By Will Butcher

Mark Warburton is set to hand Harry Forrester a recall to the Rangers starting lineup to face Hamilton on Friday night.

The 25-year-old midfielder had been previously ruled out with a stomach bug, missing the 2-0 victory at home to Hearts.

However, the former Doncaster ace has been declared fit to feature on Friday as the Gers look to secure their seventh Scottish Premiership win of the season.

He will come in to replace Northern Ireland international Lee Hodson, who played at right back against Hearts on Saturday.

First-choice right-back James Tavernier played in midfield against Ian Cathro’s side, but will drop back in to the defence in place of Hodson.

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Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan will continue their impressive relationship at the heart of the Gers defence, after playing crucial roles in securing three wins in their side’s last four games.

With Joey Barton being released and both Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass sidelined through injury, Warburton’s midfield is running thin on cover.

Andy Halliday will remain at the base of the three-man midfield, while incoming Forrester and Jason Holt will be expected to join the Gers attack.

Veteran Kenny Miller continues his impressive form out on the left, after scoring four goals and turning provider on a further four occasions this season.

Barrie McKay lines up opposite him, as the 21-year-old continues to take the plaudits for a number of eye-catching displays.

Joe Garner was full of praise for the Rangers winger this week, and he is set to start as the Gers’ lone striker on Friday night.

A win for the Gers could see them claw back Old Firm rivals Celtic to just eight points, while going seven points clear of third placed Aberdeen.

In other Rangers news, Chelsea are stepping up their interest in this Gers wonderkid.