Confirmed Hearts v Rangers lineups: Dodoo starts, Garner on the bench

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers travel to take on Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle this evening...

Rangers are back in league action again tonight as they travel to Edinburgh to take on Heart of Midlothian away from home.

The Gers produced a late comeback to beat Partick Thistle 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, which came after a last-gasp 1-0 win over Dundee, meaning Mark Warburton's side are gaining a reputation for late goals.

Tonight, Warburton has handed a start to Joe Dodoo, after the summer signing from Leicester City grabbed two goals as a substitute to help Rangers beat Partick Thistle.

It's a familiar back four of James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson and Lee Wallace in front of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, whilst there's a shock start for Matt Crooks in holding midfield, with the former Accrington man struggling with injuries during the early stages of the season.

Andy Halliday and Jason Holt will play ahead of him, supporting the front three of Harry Forrester, Kenny Miller and the aforementioned Dodoo.

That means that the likes of Joe Garner, Michael O'Halloran and Barrie McKay are all left on the bench, along with Martyn Waghorn, Philippe Senderos, Lee Hodson and goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Meanwhile, tonight looks set to be Robbie Neilson's final game in charge of Hearts, with a move to England with Milton Keynes Dons on the verge of completion.

Key players such as Callum Paterson, John Souttar, Arnaud Djoum, Jamie Walker and Bjorn Johnsen – who scored twice against Motherwell on Saturday – all start, whilst there are places on the bench for the likes of Tony Watt, Conor Sammon and Prince Buaben.

Hearts lineup


  • Jack Hamilton
  • Callum Paterson
  • Faycal Rherras
  • Igor Rossi
  • John Souttar
  • Don Cowie
  • Arnaud Djoum
  • Perry Kitchen
  • Jamie Walker
  • Bjørn Johnsen
  • Robbie Muirhead

Substitutes: Viktor Noring, Krystian Nowak, Liam Smith, Prince Buaben, Rory Currie, Conor Sammon, Tony Watt.

Rangers lineup


  • Wes Foderingham
  • Rob Kiernan
  • James Tavernier
  • Lee Wallace
  • Danny Wilson
  • Matt Crooks
  • Harry Forrester
  • Andy Halliday
  • Jason Holt
  • Joe Dodoo
  • Kenny Miller

Substitutes: Matt Gilks, Lee Hodson, Philippe Senderos, Joe Garner, Barrie McKay, Michael O'Halloran, Martyn Waghorn.

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