Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Inverness: 28-year-old axed in three changes
By Harvey Byrne
Graeme Murty is expected to make three changes to his Rangers team when they travel to face Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium on Friday evening.
The Ibrox giants will be looking to bring an end to a poor run of form which has seen them fail to win any of their last three league games which has also seen them drop down to third place.
Their last outing on Sunday saw them fall to a 2-1 defeat against Dundee and Murty will be scrambling to find a way to win his first match in charge of the famous club.
He isn’t likely to make too many changes, as that could seriously damage morale, but under-performing players such as Joe Garner are likely to be axed for Friday.
The 28-year-old did score against Dundee, but many feel he doesn’t suit Rangers’ style of play and Murty is likely to opt for a front three of Barrie McKay, Kenny Miller and Martyn Waghorn, leaving no room for Garner.
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This is then likely to see Jason Holt come into the midfield with Lee Wallace and Danny Wilson returning to the defence for both Clint Hill and Lee Hodson in three changes.
Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is likely to keep his position as the club’s number one despite his recent poor form and the January addition of Jak Alnwick.
He will need to be protected by a back four likely to be made up of regulars James Tavernier and Rob Kiernan with Wilson coming in for the injured Hill, while captain Wallace is expected to make his return from injury.
Ahead of them could see usual midfielder Andy Halliday line-up alongside impressive January addition Emerson Hyndman in the midfield with Jason Holt falling alongside them.
They will then be looking to feed a front three of Miller, McKay and Waghorn, who have all shown in the past that they have the ability to put most sides to the sword.
With Inverness currently propping up the Premiership table in bottom place, the Ibrox giants will certainly see the match as an opportunity to put an end to their poor form.
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