Date: 18th November 2017 at 2:32pm
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By James Black

Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has named his starting XI to take on Hamilton and veteran defender Bruno Alves has been axed from the squad completely.

The defender was on the bench last time out for the Gers but hasn’t even been named among the substitutes for the Scottish Premiership clash against the Accies on Saturday.

The Gers have made one change to the starting line-up which beat Partick earlier this month with Lee Hodson replacing Declan John, as confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account.

Senior player Alves has made 11 appearances for the Gers since his move from Cagliari in the summer but has found himself playing second fiddle to Danny Wilson and Ross McCrorie in recent weeks.

Rangers fans were left perplexed over the defenders omission – with one claiming he “can’t understand” the decision.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

Alves joins fellow summer signings Fabio Cardoso and Carlos Pena in missing out completely against Accies.

Cardoso featured against Berwick in midweek as he continues his recovery after surgery on a broken nose while Pena looks to have possibly played his last game for the Gers after being bombed out.

A win for the Gers would mark the first time they have won three consecutive games since December 2016 under former boss Mark Warburton.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has revealed what he would say if offered the chance to replace Caixinha permanently

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