By Dominic Toner
Rangers are set to be without senior defender Lee Wallace and Clint Hill for the upcoming league clash against Kilmarnock.
The Gers manager Pedro Caixinha does not expect either to be available for selection on Wednesday night, as cited by the club’s official website.
Hill was forced off in the previous game against Motherwell with a hamstring injury, while Wallace also came off at half-time with a stomach problem.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 3, 2017
Caixinha showed his flexibility during the 1-1 draw against Motherwell as he switched to a 3-5-2 formation and his team fought back to earn a point.
However, his side are 10 points adrift of second-placed Aberdeen and will be desperate for the three points against Kilmarnock to try close the gap.
Rangers are expected to be without their captain Wallace, who has been a regular in the starting line-up this season.
The 29-year-old left-bacl has made 35 appearances this campaign across all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying eight assists.
Meanwhile, veteran centre-back Hill has become an important member of the Gers backline at the age of 38.
He has made 28 appearances so far this season and scored a memorable late goal to earn a point away at Celtic in March.
Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic managed to secure the league title on Sunday after beating Hearts 5-0 and Rangers will have to wait until next season before they try to challenge them once again.
In other Rangers team news, Graeme Murty believes this talent must stay in Scotland this summer.