Rangers boss Graeme Murty will need to consider making one change to his starting lineup if he wants to field his strongest starting XI to face Celtic at the Parkhead in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.
The Gers manager must consider bringing in Jason Cummings back into his lineup ahead of first-choice Kenny Miller when the Light Blues face their bitter rivals at Hampden or the right to face Aberdeen or Motherwell in next month’s final.
Between the sticks, the Gers boss has no reason to change Wes Foderingham despite his side’s tendency to rotate their ‘keeper in cup games and start Jak Alnwick.
In defence, he must go with the same back four who kept a clean sheet for him against Dundee last weekend and start James Tavernier, Ross McCrorie, Russel Martin and John playing in the heart of defence.
Ahead of them in defence, Greg Docherty and Gramham Dorrans should continue playing together – despite his recent struggles – with Daniel Candeias and Jamie Murphy in their usual berths on either flank.
After missing the win over Dundee through injury, Josh Windass looks like he could be set to return to fitness for the Hampden clash but Murty should instead bring Cummings back into the starting line-up with Miller axed and also give Windass a place on the bench.
With Cummings’ loan deal coming to an end soon, the striker really needs to impress if he is to make a permanent switch and an Old Firm semi-final at Hampden is about as good an opportunity as he could hope for to make a mark for the Gers.