Thompson predicts Rangers clash against Dundee, expects Morelos axe

Sports Direct signage on show at Ibrox stadium during the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between Rangers and Raith Rovers on February 8, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland.

Rangers face Dundee at Dens Park on Friday night in the Scottish Premiership.

Steven Thompson of Rangers scores the fifth goal on their way to clinching the championship with a 6-1 victory in the Bank of Scotland Premier League match between Glasgow Rangers and...

Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson told BBC Sport Scotland's Facebook Live Channel that he expects his old side to earn all three points away at Neil McCann's Dundee.

The Gers travel to Dens Park to face rock-bottom Dundee, who have won just two of their 14 Scottish Premiership outings this season in what will be interim boss Graeme Murty's fourth match in charge since Pedro Caixinha was sacked.

Rangers suffered an abysmal 2-0 defeat to Hamilton at home last time out, and will be looking to put that right this time around with the odds stacked in their favour as their away form continues to be a rare shining light amid their darkness.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Thompson claimed the Gers will beat McCann's side away from home, and also stated that he expects out-of-form striker Alfredo Morelos to be dropped, after the 21-year-old has failed to score in his last nine games.

"Their home record has been so, so bad, just six wins in 2017 but their away record is the opposite," Thompson said. "I think that is down to the Rangers players not doing well in front of the 50,000 home fans with that weight of expectation on their shoulders.

"I do think Rangers will win, as they've scored 10 goals in their last three away games. They enjoy playing away, but this is on the back of a really minging performance against Hamilton. He's hinted at dropping Morelos; he's bereft of confidence.

"I think he may get dropped. But I'll for a Rangers win, they have enough quality to do the job if everyone pulls together."

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers walks out to inspect the pitch before the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Three points and a third win in four games for Murty's side will see them climb into second place in the Scottish Premiership table, with Aberdeen and Hibernian playing this weekend.

Murty will be hoping his side can produce a repeat of the fixture at Ibrox earlier in the season, which saw Rangers strol past Dundee with a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Josh Windass, Carlos Pena and a brace from Alfredo Morelos.

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