After their 4-0 win over Dundee, Rangers are due to face their bitter rivals, Celtic, at the Hampden Park on Sunday in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup. Graeme Murty has certainly made an impact after his appointment as the manager of the club.
In all fairness, Rangers have produced consistent performances under Murty’s tutelage. Brendan Rodgers’ men are in pursuit of bagging the domestic treble once again and Rangers must try to spoil their party by hook or by crook.
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Josh Windass is back fit after missing the fixture against Dundee. Jordan Rossiter and Lee Wallace are back in the squad but Ryan Jack remains sidelined.
Here is how we expect Murty to roll out his starting line-up against the Celts.
Wes Foderingham is expected to be stationed under the bar for the Gers. The 27-year-old shot-stopper has garnered 11 clean sheets from 36 games across all competitions and has managed to fare in a pretty convincing manner.
James Tavernier has been one of the best players for Rangers this season and he is likely to be placed in the right-back slot yet again. From the left-back slot, we expect Declan John to start as his attacking forays have been appealing to watch. The two fullbacks will have a massive role to play against the Hoops.
The duo comprising of Ross McCrorie and Russell Martin should keep their place at the heart of the backline. Both of them have appeared to be confident in recent fixtures and deserve to get the nod to start to keep Celtic’s attackers at bay.
Graham Dorrans and Greg Docherty are anticipated to be placed in the middle of the park. While Docherty has been sluggish at times, Dorrans has been an astute package and there is no denying that these two have to shield the back line in a meticulous fashion to save the blushes of their side.
Kenny Miller’s experience in such a big game will definitely come in handy for the Light Blues. Miller bagged a goal last weekend and his vision, passes and movements on and off the ball will be important assets for Rangers.
Against the former Liverpool and Swansea City manager’s side, Alfredo Morelos is set to lead the line tomorrow. The Columbian international has banged 18 goals this season and is the top scorer for his side. He will play a pivotal role in the final third. Meanwhile, Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias are expected to get the nod to start from left-wing and right-wing respectively.