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8th Dec, 2016 | 8:33pm

Rangers expected 4-3-3 vs Hearts: Midfielder axed

By Emma Sanders

Rangers could make two changes to the side which defeated Aberdeen 2-1 last Saturday when they take on Hearts in a crucial Scottish Premiership clash.

Harry Forrester and Danny Wilson could replace Barry McKay and the suspended Clint Hill for the showdown at Ibrox.

Forrester may replace McKay in midfield after coming on as a substitute against Aberdeen and impressing and Wilson is likely to get the nod in defence as Hill is forced to miss out.

Wilson could make his eighth league appearance on Saturday, while Philippe Senderos continues to be overlooked by Mark Warburton following his horrific debut against Celtic.

James Tavernier is expected to be axed from the starting XI for the second game in a row while Lee Hodson is expected to retain his place at right-back following a solid performance last Saturday.

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Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Forrester are expected to line-up as a midfield trio and Kenny Miller should return to his usual position as a centre-forward.

Michael O’Halloran and Joe Garner should also retain their places and are expected to feature on the wings, alongside Miller who should play centrally.

As well as Hodson and Wilson, Warburton is expected to name regular centre-back Rob Kiernan and experienced left-back Lee Wallace in what will be a weakened defence.

Wes Foderingham is the obvious choice for the number one spot and he should line-up in between the sticks on Saturday against Hearts.

In other Rangers news, Warburton has sent this message to Tavernier after he was axed against Aberdeen.