Predicted XI – major absentee to return


Aaaaaand here we go again.

Following Saturday’s crushing loss to Hamilton on the Hallowed Turf, changes may well be afoot for tomorrow’s trip to Dens to face an out of sorts Dundee who have not won since the end of September.

Neil McCann’s side sit rock bottom of the SPL with two wins of 14 all season, so this one surely has to qualify as a guaranteed three points for Rangers. Right?

Wrong. We do not know what we will get tomorrow night, under an interim coach who has effectively admitted for the first time that he now might actually want the job.

But we can have a punt at predicting the team he might select.

Chances of Murty deviating from the tried and sometimes tested 4-4-2 are next to nil, so the team is likely to retain that formation. And the injury troubles remain constant, with Jordan Rossiter (calf and viral), Bruno Alves (calf), Graham Dorrans (ankle), Lee Wallace (recovering) and Lee Hodson (foot) all either out or incredibly doubtful.

Declan John has returned from illness (Murty described his loss as a ‘big miss’) meaning the intended team for last week should likely be fielded tomorrow:

Foderingham; Tavernier, McCrorie, Wilson, John; Candeias, Holt, Jack, Windass; Miller, Morelos.

We would love the likes of Barjonas, Aidan Wilson and Ryan Hardie to get a bit of a shot, but they are likely to have to settle for a place on the bench.


  1. We need men in our team, not boys!!! We are in the gutter folks. No team fear us and Dundee know they have a chance. I'm sick to death being negative, but there is absolutely nothing to be positive about this team whatsoever. Another banana skin on the cards!

  2. Mr Windass is a man short and Miller has shown very little of late. Herrera for 90 minutes alongside Morelos but service from the left flank could come from John and Barjonas. It's a big ask for Barjonas but he is a very good young player and has never let us down.

  3. The defeat last week by Hamilton has set us back into gloom, doom and despondency mode. We lost two stupid goals, yet we created about 20 relatively good scoring chances. Hamilton had a go at us and if we had scored a quarter of the chances we’d have won scoring five goals.
    Windass had a very good first half and disappeared as usual in the second. Millar and Hodson were dreadful and Morelos missed easy chances but worked tirelessly to get into these positions to score them, he needs a number 10 to work with him, Kenny Miller was at time 40 yards from him and remember this is just a young guy working a lone furrow up front.
    We need to start without Hodson, Miller and Windass, win the midfield against Dundee, be more secure in defence and give proper service to twin strikers. If we do that we win the game, simple.

  4. Beerman at LB and John on the Left midfield. No Windass (man short) and no Miller, unfortunately Miller is another man short and isn't helping Morelos.
    by no means is this 3 points in the bag……..

  5. ive got a feeling, we may not see a new manager come in to stabilise this mess until after the end of the year, old firm game.

  6. You people have to get a life he's not going to make big changes because he has not got it to be a Rangers boss, john will be the only change.

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