In-form duo out in four changes to Murty 4-4-2: Rangers best possible XI v Aberdeen
Rangers manager Graeme Murty must make four changes to the side which drew 0-0 with Celtic before the winter break if he wants to field his strongest starting XI v Aberdeen on Wednesday.
Murty must wield the axe with new signings Russell Martin, Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings coming in for Bruno Alves, Ross McCrorie, Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar.
Although Windass has been in fine form, the attacker will have to be dropped to make way for the new arrivals who can add a new drive and impetus to Murty’s side while the equally impressed McCrorie is expected to stay sidelined with an injury.
Three points for the Gers would see them overtake Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference as they look to consolidate second in the table and make up ground on leaders Celtic.
The Gers’ goalkeeper and back four effectively pick themselves with Wes Foderingham the obvious choice behind a defence of James Tavernier, Russell Martin, Danny Wilson and Declan John.
With injuries ruling Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie out, new signing Goss must start alongside Jason Holt in central midfield
Portuguese winger Daniel Candeias must continue down the right flank opposite Jamie Murphy as they look to create chances for the Light Blues new forward line of Alfredo Morelos and Jason Cummings.
Morelos and Cummings have to be given their first opportunity to shine together after the latter’s loan move from Nottingham Forest as Murty looks to record his third win over the Dons since taking over in October.
Former Hibs striker Cummings has arrived at Ibrox big reputation and has fans relishing the prospect of seeing him in action for the 54-times Scottish champions.
In other Rangers news, an English club is interested in a swoop for this Gers defender after contract negotiations begin.
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