By James Black
Rangers fans have raged on Twitter after they learned that Josh Windass had been named in the starting XI for Saturday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic at Ibrox,
Pedro Caixinha has made three changes to the side which faced Partick Thistle on Tuesday with Ross McCrorie, Lee Hodson and Wes Foderingham replacing Bruno Alves, Declan John and Jak Alnwick in the starting XI.
The team news was announced on the Gers’ official Twitter account prior to kick-off.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 23, 2017
A win for Rangers against their bitter rivals would see the Gers close to within two points of Brendan Rodgers’ side at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Former Accrington midfielder Windass has disappointed since moving north last summer and recent performances have left fans wanting to see him axed from Caixinha’s side.
Now, Gers fans want to see him axed and replaced by senior star Kenny Miller, who starts on the bench against the Bhoys.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Pena and Windass are big mistakes in a game like this!! Hope I'm wrong though 🇬🇧👊
— Shmandog 🇬🇧 (@Pandy297) September 23, 2017
Cannot believe we went with windass ahead of another Cm. Needed 3 in the centre. We are in for a hard game with that line up.
— Theboldpig (@theboldpig) September 23, 2017
Caixinha’s selection plans were thrown into disarray earlier in the week with Lee Wallace, Alves and John all picking up injuries.
Defender Ross McCrorie will make his first start for the Gers in central defence after only making his first-team debut on Tuesday night.
Celtic are currently on a 56-game unbeaten run in domestic competitions and a win for Caixinha’s side would be a huge psychological boost as they try to lift the title for the first time since 2011.
The Gers last beat Celtic in April 2015 when they triumphed in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on penalties.
Since taking charge, Caixinha has lost both Old Firm games he has been involved in, although, the Portuguese was present when Graeme Murty led the side to a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park in March.