Rangers expected 4-2-3-1 v Kilmarnock: 24-year-old omitted for Ibrox clash
By James Black
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is expected to make two changes to his side when they face Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Wednesday night as Scottish Premiership action resumes.
Wes Foderingham and Ross McCrorie are likely to come in to replace Jak Alnwick and the injured Fabio Cardoso after the 2-0 Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat by Motherwell.
Caixinha has suggested he would have started the same side who failed against Motherwell had it not been for injuries as he challenged them to prove they can handle the expectation of playing for a club the size of Rangers.
With Foderingham expected to return between the sticks and 24-year-old Alnwick being omitted from his place in goal, Rangers are likely to have McCrorie and Bruno Alves starting in central defence together for the first time.
James Tavernier and Declan John are likely to start as the Gers’ full-backs and will be hoping to offer more than they did at Hampden on Sunday.
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Rangers’ midfield may look familiar with Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack linking up behind the attacking trio of Carlos Pena, Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias.
Pena and Windass put in woeful displays at the national stadium and fans are quickly running out of patience with the pair, so a big performance is certainly expected of them against Killie.
Ahead of them, Alfredo Morelos is expected to lead the line as the Colombian looks to end his goal drought.
Morelos scored eight times in his first 12 appearances for the Gers but has now failed to score in his last five games.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has said who should be to blame for the Hampden Park loss.