Fan favourite omitted in Murty 4-2-3-1: Rangers best possible XI v St Johnstone
Rangers manager Graeme Murty must name an unchanged 4-2-3-1 formation if he is to start his strongest XI against St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Tuesday night at McDiarmid Park.
After the Gers’ impressive 2-0 win over Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday, the Light Blues’ would be foolish to make any unnecessary changes to his selection and 4-2-3-1 shape – meaning veteran defender Bruno Alves can only manage a place on the bench for the second successive game.
It does mean that fan favourite Jason Cummings will have to be omitted though amid calls from fans to start both the 22-year-old and Alfredo Morelos up front together.
Wes Foderingham must start in goal – particularly if he will be coming out of the side to face Falkirk in next weekend’s Scottish Cup quarter-final – behind a back four of James Tavernier, David Bates, Russell Martin and Declan John.
The Light Blues’ defence survived an early scare against Hearts to put in an impressive performance and record a clean sheet against Craig Levein’s side.
After their dominating performance at Ibrox, Sean Goss and Greg Docherty must be given the chance to continue together in central midfield and see if they can build on the promise of the win over Hearts.
The Gers front four practically picks itself just now with Daniel Candeias, Josh Windass, Jamie Murphy and Morelos in a fine run of form and all should continue in the clash with St. Johnstone.
If Rangers can keep all four on form it should give the Gers a real chance of continuing their recent results and put pressure on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic at the top of the table.
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