Sky Sports pundit predicts Rangers v Hamilton, names key player

General View of Ibrox Stadium

Glasgow Rangers will face Hamilton Academical at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

Burnley's Andre Gray in action with Rangers' Niko KranjcarAndre Gray in action with Rangers' Niko Kranjcar

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker has told Sky Sports that Rangers will win against Hamilton Academical this weekend.

Rangers will take on Hamilton at home in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

The Gers will head into the game as favourites and will fancy their chances of a comfortable victory.

Former Celtic striker Walker has backed Mark Warburton’s side to pick up all three points from the encounter at Ibrox.

The former Scotland international believes that Rangers will win the Scottish Premiership clash 3-1.

Walker has also stated that Rangers summer signing Niko Kranjcar will be the key player in the match.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the benchNiko Kranjcar

“He has the ability to light up any game with his intelligence and passing,” Walker told Sky Sports about Kranjcar.

Rangers won the Scottish Championship title with ease last season and will feature in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign.

The Gers have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, signing Joey Barton, Kranjcar, Jordan Rossiter and Matt Gilks among others.

Scotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in actionScott Brown (L) and Niko Kranjcar in action

Kranjcar, who is 31 years of age and plays as an attacking midfielder, will be a key player for Rangers this season.

Rangers will be expected by many to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur warms upNiko Kranjcar

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