By James Black
Graeme Murty has named his Rangers starting XI to take on Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on Friday night – and fans on Twitter aren’t impressed with the caretaker manager’s selection.
The Gers have made one change to the side which lost to Hamilton 2-0 at Ibrox six days ago as Murty looks to close the nine-point gap to Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic with Declan John replacing Lee Hodson at left-back in the Gers 4-2-3-1 formation.
The team news was confirmed by the Gers in a tweet on their official account.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 24, 2017
The two sides met at Ibrox earlier this season as the Gers ran out 4-1 winners in September after goals from Josh Windass, Carlos Pena and an Alfredo Morelos double.
The continued absence of Bruno Alves has fans scratching their heads – despite Murty confirming on Thursday that the Portuguese international would play no part at Dens Park – as well as the continued selection of Josh Windass and Kenny Miller.
One fan even claimed that Murty’s decision to keep Alves out of the side means that he’ll be “off in January”.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Whats happning with Alves? Must play if fit hes best defender we have by a mile him and mccrorie all day long. Miller is better than options we have on bench so he must start simple
— ????David McGaughey???? (@divmcgaughey09) November 24, 2017
If u don’t laugh you’ll greet
— Kyle (@72Kyle_) November 24, 2017
Very funny, now announce the actual team
— Ross (@RossRFC_) November 24, 2017
Bruno’s off in January
— Euan (@EG72_) November 24, 2017
— Goian (@BigDorinGoian) November 24, 2017
Danny Wilson ????
— James (@James1o1o) November 24, 2017
Miller, windass ????
— rw (@richardwhyte20) November 24, 2017
A win for the Gers would see them draw level with Aberdeen in second-place in the table ahead of the Dons taking on Kilmarnock later in the weekend.
With Alfredo Morelos struggling for goals recently, the Gers will need to hope someone can step up if they are to have any hope of keeping in touch with Aberdeen and Celtic in the league.
In other Rangers team news, the club has received an apology following some untrue stories that were written about Bruno Alves