Confirmed Rangers line-up v Hamilton Academical: Barton starts, Rossiter on the bench

General view outside the stadium before the match

Rangers take on Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon.

Rangers starting line-up: Foderingham, Tavernier, Hill, Kiernan, Wallace, Barton, Halliday, Kranjcar, McKay, Waghorn, Miller.

Rangers substitutes:Gilks, Hodson, Dodoo, O’Halloran, Forrester, Rossiter, Holt.

Rangers make their long-awaited return to the Scottish Premiership this afternoon as they take on Hamilton Academical at Ibrox.

The Gers were last in the top flight during the 2011-12 season, and after a long road back to the top, Mark Warburton's men are back, and looking to start the season in style.

Last weekend's 3-1 friendly defeat to Burnley showed some defensive frailties, but Warburton has chosen to go with the same team that started that game a week ago.

Wes Foderingham unsurprisingly keeps his place in goal, whilst Clint Hill starts at centre-back alongside Rob Kiernan despite his struggles against Burnley, with James Tavernier and Lee Wallace occupying the full-back roles.

Big summer signing Joey Barton starts in the heart of midfield alongside Andy Halliday, with Niko Kranjcar given the freedom to go forward and support the attack.

In the final third, Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn will support Kenny Miller, with new signing Joe Dodoo on the bench following his move from Leicester City.

Dodoo is joined on the bench by fellow new arrivals Lee Hodson, Jordan Rossiter and Matt Gilks, with Harry Forrester, Michael O'Halloran and Jason Holt starting their season as substitutes.

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