Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Inverness: One change as Warburton favourite starts
By Dominic Toner
Joe Garner is set to replace Kenny Miller in the Rangers starting XI in the only change for the Scottish Premiership match against Inverness.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton is also set to stick with is favoured attacker Barrie McKay, who he praised in his pre-match press conference.
“He (McKay) needs to be given the opportunity to be the best he can be,” he said, as quoted by Rangers official Twitter account. “I don’t think young Scottish players are given the same opportunities as down south. We have to help them.”
McKay, 21, has made 14 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and supplying eight assists.
The attacker is set to continue his run in the side, with pair Joe Dodoo and Michael O’Halloran restricted to the bench.
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Warburton revealed that midfielder Jordan Rossiter is unavailable for selection against Inverness, but will return to face their Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Betfred Cup.
Rangers are set to keep a familiar defence and kept a clean sheet in the last match against Partick.
Josh Windass is available for selection again but is unlikely to replace a solid midfield, with Andy Halliday, Niko Kranjcar and Jason Holt all in good form.
Kranjcar and Halliday scored the crucial goals in the 2-0 win against Partick, with the latter also winning September’s Player of the Month at the club.
First-choice attacker Martyn Waghorn and McKay are expected to maintain their place and Miller is likely to miss out.
Veteran striker Miller, 36, has netted just two goals in 13 appearances this season and has not scored since August.
Summer signing Joe Garner has only scored one goal since his arrival but is likely to be given another opportunity in attack.
In other Rangers team news, their midfielder has delivered a verdict on Niko Kranjcar’s impact on the team.