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Match Preview: Dundee United V Glasgow Rangers

This weekend will see Rangers travel to Tannadice and take on Dundee United in this lunch time 12:30pm kick off in which is sure to be a hard fought contest.

Dundee United may be weakened from last season after the loss of several key players including David Goodwillie, Morgaro Gomis and Prince Buaben, they are still a very dangerous side and should finish the season in the top six. United have key players Scott Allan and Johnny Russell fit after making it through Scotland’s under 21 match against Russia unscathed. Jon Daly is also expected to feature and this will give United plenty of options ahead of this match

Rangers have the opportunity to extend there lead to 4 points if only for a couple of hours and heap the pressure on Celtic and Motherwell who hold 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.

Rangers are boosted by the signing of Aussie internationalist Matt McKay who has joined up with the squad and will be in contention for a starting spot, although manager Ally McCoist has admitted that McKay will travel with the squad but is unsure whether the player will start the match.

Rangers have been rocked by losing Nikica Jelavic for the trip due to a knee injury and are also missing Sasa Papac, Kyle Bartley, Kyle Lafferty and David Weir. The loss of Jelavic is a massive blow although Rangers will welcome David Healy into the team who is fresh off international duty and will welcome the return of Steven Whittaker

Rangers have been unbeaten in the past 7 games at Tannadice,  if they are to make it 8 they will need to work hard and grind out a result, as it is one of the most difficult venues on the Scottish calendar.

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