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2nd Mar, 2017 | 4:29pm

Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Hamilton: Forward axed in three changes

COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Rangers are expected to make three changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Scottish Cup clash against Hamilton at Ibrox.

The Gers fought to a late 3-2 win on Wednesday evening against St. Johnstone in the Premiership to return to winning ways, but it is like Graeme Murty will still make some small alterations with the quick turnaround of fixtures.

It is expected that forward Martyn Waghorn will be axed from the side despite his goal in midweek to give Joe Garner some minutes out on the pitch with his playing style more suited to breaking down a team who will set-up defend.

Meanwhile, Rob Kiernan will also be missing after his red card in midweek with out of sorts midfielder Jon Toral also likely to drop out of the team.

This is then expected to see Andy Halliday make his return to the line-up with Danny Wilson also stepping into the back four.

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Wes Foderingham keeps his place in the team alongside regulars James Tavernier, Clint Hill and Lee Wallace in the back line.

They will all need to be at the top of their game to keep out a side who earned a 1-0 victory over second placed Aberdeen in midweek.

Defensive midfielder Halliday will also be looking to help out the back four and he will also be keen to impress after being dropped against St. Johnstone.

Wednesday match winner Emerson Hyndman will then play further forward in the centre of the park, while Jason Holt will also look to supply a front free of Garner, Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay.

The wide duo have shown in flashes that they have the ability to perform for Rangers and they will be looking to fire the Scottish giants into the semi-final stage of the cup competition.

In other Rangers news, fans reacted on Twitter to Hyndman’s display against St. Johnstone.

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