Stuart McCall thinks Dominic Ball should replace Andy Halliday for Rangers' clash with Falkirk

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Halliday is suspended for the crucial clash between two of the sides battling for promotion from the Scottish Championship.

Former Rangers midfielder and manager Stuart McCall believes that Mark Warburton should select Dominic Ball in place of Andy Halliday for the crucial clash with Falkirk this weekend, the Evening Times reports.

Halliday is suspended for the game at Ibrox after receiving a controversial red card during the victory over Morton on Monday, and McCall believes that the Tottenham loanee is the right man to fill in for the 24-year-old, unless the Light Blues manage to secure a new signing before the game. 

"Unless they get someone in before Saturday, you could be looking at Dominic Ball going in and playing there," he told the Evening Times.

"He has done it a couple of times this season. I can't see [Jason] Holt, [Nicky] Law or [Gedion] Zelalem playing that defensive role so Ball, from a physical aspect, is someone who could play that position and do the job in there."

While Rangers will undoubtedly be favourites heading into the clash against Peter Houston's side, Warburton will know that writing the opposition off would be a criminal move as they are currently proving to be one of the Gers' nearest promotion rivals, and thus, getting the right balance in his team selection will be crucial.

Defeat to the Bairns will not see Rangers lose top spot, but it will see their advantage over Saturday's opponents reduced to just four points.

And with more than enough attacking prowess in the ranks, Warburton may feel that Ball's willingness to sit in and defend may provide that balance that he feels the side will need if they hope to extend their advantage further. 

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