Rangers expected 4-4-1-1 v Hearts: Striker axed in two changes
By Russell Edge
Rangers are expected to make two changes to their side when they host Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday.
Sky Sports News report on their website that defender Danny Wilson has been ruled out of the rest of the season with the injury which saw him substituted in last week’s 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle.
Wilson joins a long list of defensive injuries Pedro Caixinha has to deal with, with Philippe Senderos, Rob Kiernan and Lee Hodson all out.
Meanwhile Martyn Waghorn is likely to lose his place after an anonymous display at Firhill, which saw him replaced after less than an hour for defender Clint Hill.
Hill is likely to start on Saturday in place of Wilson, while Waghorn could see his place taken by Barrie McKay, who played a key role in securing the win after coming off the bench.
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At the back, Caixinha’s limited option mean David Bates is likely to start alongside Hill, despite a shaky performance in their win which saw him caught out for Kris Doolan’s opener.
They should be flanked by Myles Beerman and James Tavernier, who will hope to deal with crosses more confidently than at Firhill.
Jason Holt and Josh Windass should continue in their roles in midfield, despite playing the roles of bystanders in their last outing, while McKay and Joe Dodoo are likely to flank them.
Up front, Kenny Miller is expected to line up behind Joe Garner, who scored Gers’ last minute winner at Firhill.
A win for Rangers could see them move within six points of second placed Aberdeen, depending on the result of their clash with Celtic on Friday night.
In other Rangers news, Pedro Caixinha has revealed his has been given advice by a Rangers legend.