Attacker up for monthly prize axed in Murty 4-2-3-1: Rangers best possible XI v Partick
COMMENT By James Black
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty will need to make one change to his side if he wants to field his best possible starting line-up against Partick Thistle at Ibrox this weekend.
Murty should make the bold decision to axe Josh Windass from his 4-2-3-1 formation on Saturday, even though the attacker is currently up for the goal of the month competition for his strike against Hearts in October.
Dorrans missed the 3-1 win over Hearts through injury and it’s unclear if he will be fit to face Thistle – but if he is, he must start ahead of attack-minded winger Windass, who has been out of sorts for weeks.
The rest of Murty’s starting XI should remain unchanged which means Wes Foderingham will continue in goal behind a back-four of James Tavernier, Ross McCrorie, Danny Wilson and Declan John.
Injuries continue to keep Lee Wallace and Fabio Cardoso out of contention while Bruno Alves is suspended.
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Jason Holt and Ryan Jack looked to work well together against Hearts and the duo should remain together at the base of Rangers’ midfielder with Dorrans ahead of them in the number 10 role.
Kenny Miller and Daniel Candeias should take up spots on the flanks as the Gers try and close the six-point gap to Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
Despite scoring against Hearts, Windass struggled to get involved in the game and with Dorrans possibly back to fitnes and Jason Holt in good form, it’s time the former Accrington ace was axed.
Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos will look to end his goal drought if, as expected, he starts as the lone striker in the Gers’ system.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.