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Old Firm: How will Rangers line up?

Less than 24 hours before the Scottish Cup semi final GTBFO take a look at how Rangers could line up at Hampden.

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With less than 24 hours to go until the Scottish Cup semi final the players will probably have an idea if they have made the starting XI.

The back five pick themselves really. Wes Foderingham. The big keeper has barely put a foot wring this season. The odd mistake here and there are quickly balanced by the number of vital saves the ex-Swindon 'keeper has made over the season. A solid performance in the Old Firm could just raise his stock with England boss Roy Hodgson . James Tavernier and Lee Wallace as full backs and Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson at centre back. Wilson in particular has been much-criticised this season but I don't think he's been anywhere near as bad as some suggest. Both central defenders are left exposed at times by the attacking way we play but he's built a formidable partnership with Kiernan and I wouldn't be at all surprised if the defence was untouched on the opening day of next season.

Ahead of them, Dom Ball, Andy Halliday and Jason Holt. When Ball has played in midfield he tends to sit a little deeper than Halliday so will offer extra protection to the central defenders while Halliday will be expected to put the opposition under pressure when in possession and look to force them into mistakes. Jason Holt will continue to be the link between midfield and attack. His tireless running and excellent composure should see him deal with the madness of a his Old Firm debut without any problems at all.

With Harry Forrester and Martyn Waghorn both missing out through injury and Michael O'Halloran and Billy King cup-tied there's an opportunity for someone to step up and make themselves an hero. Barrie McKay will be be hoping to cap off a fantastic season with a strong performance at the national stadium while Kenny Miller will lead the line and be aiming to score against his old club and book a place in the final. That leaves one place up for grabs on the right of the forward three and Dean Shiels is the most likely to step in. The Northern Irishman came off the bench last week at Hampden and would offer more creatively than Nicky Clark or Nicky Law there. When Forrester came off injured last weekend I can't help think Shiels was brought on shortly after with one eye on this game.

There are a number of changes that could be made to try make up for the loss of Forrester, and Warburton has certainly kept everyone guessing, but Shiels is the obvious one to make. Clark would come in and run around, harass the defenders and generally make a nuisance of himself but that's not what Rangers need tomorrow. Nicky Law is every bit as good as Shiels, and to be honest you could swap them without really noticing, but just misses out. Gedion Zelalem is also in contention however to accommodate him you would need to move one or two others around and I'm not convinced it's worth it.

However Rangers line up tomorrow they should look to play their own game and, even if losing, not be tempted to start firing long balls into area. The pitch looked to hold up far better than expected after today's semi between Hibs and Dundee United and should allow Rangers to play the quick, pressing style that's found so much success so far this season.