Rangers expected 4-4-2 v Hibernian: 26-year-old returns in one change
By Abigail Withey
Rangers are expected to keep the same line-up to the squad which faced Dunfermline, with just one change to the team for their clash against Premiership newcomers Hibernian at the weekend.
One change that is expected to feature is the return of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, 26, after fellow stopper Jak Alnwick stepped in goal for their League Cup mid-week match.
Pedro Caixinha’s side hammered Dunfermline 6-0 during their Scottish League Cup game on Wednesday so following their triumphant win it’s unlikely that the Portuguese boss would alter the squad much at all.
At the back Lee Hodson looks likely to step up in the place of skipper Lee Wallace who is expected to have a scan after picking up a knock in the week and looks unlikely to feature.
Joining Hodson on the backline will be Wednesday’s goalscorer James Tavernier at right-back with proven new recruits Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves, who also managed a goal against Dunfermline, in the centre.
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Caixinha will be expected to use Josh Windass on the left-wing again as he has proven himself in the position over recent weeks, while the right-wing will most likely be covered by new goal scorer Daniel Candeias.
Down the middle we are expected to see Jordan Rossiter and new arrival Graham Dorrans, who scored twice in the club’s Premiership opener against Motherwell last weekend.
Finally up-front, Caixinha will be expected two play Kenny Miller and Alfredo Morelos, who achieved three goals between the pair of them in the League Cup clash.
Saturday will signify Rangers’ first Premiership home game of the season and the support will most likely be magnificent as eager Gers supporters keen to get their hands on tickets meant the game was sold out weeks ago.
Caixinha’s stamp which he has put on the club over the summer seems to be really working, and another three points look sure to be heading to the Ibrox side.
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