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Predicted Rangers lineup vs Kilmarnock, Scottish Cup: Is Holt fit? And can Miller play three in a week?

Rangers face Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup tomorrow, but will the likes of Kenny Miller and Dominic Ball be starting?

Jason Holt's injury has kept him out of recent games, but will he be fit to start tomorrow?
Jason Holt's injury has kept him out of recent games, but will he be fit to start tomorrow?
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Rangers will get the chance to test themselves against top-flight opposition for the second time this season when they take on Kilmarnock tomorrow. The first, which we'd rather not talk about but must briefly mention, saw a pretty naive performance undone by some excellent counter-attacking and disciplined defending from St Johnstone. Since then, Mr Warburton has been making noises about tightening up and fullbacks being less kamikaze, so it'll be interesting to see how things have developed.

In defence, there aren't really any selection issues, with everybody fit and seemingly settled, not that we have too many alternatives anyway, particularly if Dominic Ball continues in his defensive midfield role.

In midfield, there's the question over whether Jason Holt is fit enough to start or not. A desperate lack of guile and final ball have dogged Rangers in his absence, and if Mr Warburton sticks with Dominic Ball and Andy Halliday, it could be anyone to replace him. Nicky Law, Dean Shiels, and Gedion Zelalem have all been tried, and neither have really been a tremendous success. Is it finally time to try Barrie McKay in the centre from the start?

Up front, we now have a wealth of options to choose from, although Michael O'Halloran and Billy King won't be available as they're both cup-tied. That leaves us with the usual front three of McKay, Kenny Miller and Martyn Waghorn. Yet all of these pose problems - McKay might be better in the middle, the ancient Miller will be being asked to play three games in the space of a week, and Waghorn is in terrible form. Without O'Halloran and King, our alternative options there consist of Nicky Clark, Harry Forrester and Ryan Hardie, none of whom have ever started a game under Warburton.

There seems to be an obvious need to try McKay in the centre, but with O'Halloran unavailable and question marks over Miller and Waghorn, now is not the time. After Zelalem put in a slightly-improved performance vs Rovers, we'll expect the following, depending on whether or not Holt is fit and Miller isn't jiggered (alternatives or subs also shown.)

What team would you choose? Let us know in the comments.