COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Mark Warburton is expected to welcome back Harry Forrester to the Rangers line-up to face Inverness on Saturday afternoon.
The 25-year-old midfielder was limited to a 76 minute substitute appearance in the most recent 2-1 victory over Hamilton.
He came on for two goal scorer Martyn Waghorn and due to the form of the current front three, Barrie McKay and Joe Garner he is unlikely to get in the attack.
This means that he will have to settle in the team’s midfield and given the poor display of 25-year-old James Tavernier on Friday, Forrester will likely displace him.
Tavernier is usually considered a right-back, but given the form of summer signing Lee Hodson he has been pushed up the field in an unnatural position.
Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham will keep his place between the sticks and he will be keen to win his ninth clean sheet of the season.
Ahead of him should see Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson line-up in between Hodson and captain Lee Wallace.
The defence have been the third best in the Premiership this season and they will be eager to maintain their high standards.
The back four will also be protected by Andy Halliday, who will line-up in midfield alongside Harry Forrester and Jason Holt.
The trio will be looking to control the centre of the park against the second from bottom side.
Meanwhile, McKay, Waghorn and Garner will keep their place in the frontline.
The three attackers linked up excellently against Hamilton and it is expected that they will keep their place for the Christmas Eve showdown.
The two sides are currently separated by nine places and 19 points and the Gers will be keen to win the clash.
In other Rangers team news, Chris Sutton has named this Gers trio in his recent team of the week.