Rangers' second best XI after the transfer window: Pena, Kranjcar and Herrera feature

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

How would an XI made up of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers' second string players look?

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

As the Scottish Premiership continues, Pedro Caixinha may have to rely on the depth within his Rangers squad to give them the best chance of challenging at the sharp end of the table this season.

But how good is Rangers' strongest second XI? Here, HITC Sport has taken a look...

Jak Alnwick

Jak Alnwick arrived at Ibrox in January. And while he has done well when given a chance, he appears to have some work to do before he moves ahead of Wes Foderingham.

Lee Hodson

Lee Hodson is arguably the most prominent first-team player within this side, having often jostled with James Tavernier for the right-back role.

Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson has done fairly well in recent months, but the partnership of Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves is certainly looking very strong.

David Bates

David Bates showed some glimpses of potential last term, but appears to have some way to go before he is ready for regular first-team football at Ibrox. 

Declan John of Cardiff in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff City Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Cardiff, Wwales..

Declan John

It remains to be seen where Declan John features in Caixinha's pecking order, but the fact that he plays in the captain's position suggests that, at left-back at least, he is not going to be a regular first-choice.

Jordan Rossiter

Jordan Rossiter has endured a frustrating time since joining the Gers last summer, spending much of the time on the sidelines with injury. He has the potential to be a regular first-team player.

Jason Holt

Jason Holt was a regular in the Light Blues side last term, but has fallen down the pecking order. Unfortunately for Holt, it does not appear that he has been missed too much.

Carlos Pena (L) of Leon vies for the ball with Nestor Vidrio (R) of Dorados, during their Mexican Apertura tournament football match, at the Nou Camp stadium, on November 21, 2015 in Leon,...

Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena has not been seen too often by the Gers fans since his summer arrival, but the Mexico international may well become a much more important player as the months roll on after scoring his first goal for the Gers.

Niko Kranjcar

Like Rossiter, Niko Kranjcar's Rangers story has been blighted by injury, but the quality is clearly still there.

Ryan Hardie

Youngster Ryan Hardie may be the beneficiary from the lack of numbers Rangers boast in attack. 

Eduardo Herrera

Eduardo Herrera has undoubtedly been overshadowed by Alfredo Morelos this term, but as we mentioned before, the lack of options up front should ensure that Herrera gets more than enough chances to impress.

Rangers second XI

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