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Murty has major decision to make on Rangers duo, but the choice is obvious

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Rangers manager Graeme Murty could finally have both Declan John and Lee Wallace fit – to some degree – to face Celtic on Sunday but the Gers boss needs to start John if available.

The Welshman missed the wins over St. Johnstone and Falkirk with a groin injury but should be fit to return to the starting XI against Brendan Rodgers’ side on Sunday.

John has done a fantastic job since September of filling in for Wallace while the captain has been out and has made a real case for himself as the Light Blues’ first-choice left-back.

With Wallace having spent so much time out and only looking at having a closed-doors game under his belt, it would be a huge gamble to throw him back into the side against the Hoops in a game Murty’s side really need to win to stand a chance of winning the title.

Wallace should be fit by the time the sides meet again – either in April’s Scottish Cup semi-final or the yet-to-be-arranged post-split Scottish Premiership clash at Celtic Park – and could very well be back in the starting XI but after missing so much football, Murty must not throw the Scottish international back into the side.

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