Defensive worries ahead of Kilmarnock

The Rangers manager is due to give starts to two young defenders ahead of tonight’s game against Kilmarnock. Rangers have no less than five defensive injuries as Lee Hodson, Clint Hill, Rob Kiernan, Philippe Senderos and Lee Wallace all look as though they will miss the game. Starting in their place will be young defenders Myles Beerman and David Bates. With limited options Pedro Caixinha chose to announce his starting line-up early. “It is not a question of that’s all we have. It’s a question of confidence in the players in the first team, as well as youth players who work with us on a regular basis” the manager said.

Wallace to miss key games

Rangers’ captain Lee Wallace has been ruled out of next month’s Scottish Cup Semi Final against Celtic. The left back has undergone surgery on an abdominal injury which he aggravated while on international duty. The coaching staff is hopeful that Wallace will be back before the end of the season thought and Pedro Caixinha said “his problem is in the stomach area but he can still celebrate with us at the end of the season, which means I hope to have him back for further on than the semi-final.”

Boss delays decision on Miller’s future

Pedro Caixinha is yet to give any indication on if veteran striker Kenny Miller will have his contract renewed or not. The 37-year-old had voiced his worries as no new deal was being discussed yet but the manager has come out and said that he will decide when it is time to discuss. Caixinha said “I am the one who chooses the time. Not him, not you, not anyone. When I chose the time, for me it will be the right time to pass on to him and all the others.” He did go on to admit that it was not necessarily a bad thing that he had not held talks with the striker. “Just because I haven’t spoken to Kenny or anyone else it means nothing regarding their continuation here or having their contract ended.”