Rangers have started their new campaign in the Scottish Premiership in a pretty intriguing manner, as they have secured 10 points from their first 5 league outings. Pedro Caixinha has started a positive revolution at the club and the new acquisitions of the Light Blues have started to get together as a unit to chisel productive results.
After their 4-1 win over Dundee at the Ibrox Stadium last weekend, the Teddy Bears are due to make a trip to the Firhill Stadium this weekend in order to lock horns against Partick Thistle. Here is how we expect Caixinha to dish out his starting line-up against Alan Archibald’s outfit.
Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves should be teaming up to fill the central defence, as the Gers have looked resilient at the back with the availability of this pair. They have not only injected a lot of composure at the back, but have also erected commendable leadership to marshal the troops as well.
On the right-back slot, James Tavernier is expected to be stationed owing to the fine balance he has been able to pencil with respect to his offensive and defensive endeavours and from the left-back position, Lee Wallace should be getting the nod to start. Between the sticks, Caixinha should continue with Wes Foderingham.
Josh Windass came off the bench and found the back of the net against Dundee and considering that Niko Kranjcar failed to make his presence felt last weekend, he is likely to be starting on the bench as the former Al-Gharafa boss would be keen to start the game with Windass being stationed on the right-hand side of the midfield.
Newcomers Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans have been toiling relentlessly throughout the pitch week in and week out and have been sharpening themselves and we anticipate that Jack and Dorrans would also be afforded a place in the starting line-up against the Jags.
Right up front, veteran striker Kenny Miller is expected to start in order to guide his side well with the volumes of experience that he possesses. He hasn’t been very effective so far and it is about time for his to hit the right chords.
On his right, Daniel Candeias should be used right from the very beginning to threaten the opposition with the attacking prowess he has on offer, including his appealing crosses whereas, n the left flank, we believe that Caixinha would use Alfredo Morelos, for he smashed a brace last weekend.