Predicted Rangers line-up to face Ayr: Seven changes, Dodoo starts

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers face Ayr United at Somerset Park in the Scottish Cup on Sunday.

Rangers imanager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is expected to make a number of changes to his side as he takes his side to Scottish League One outfit Ayr United on Sunday afternoon.

The two sides will do battle for a place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup, after Rangers comfortably saw off Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round thanks to a Josh Windass hat-trick.

Graeme Murty, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Murty will be without a number of first-team stars including Bruno Alves, Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack and Lee Wallace, while a return for Jordan Rossiter is also expected to be too soon.

But the Gers January signings give Murty plenty of depth to choose from, and he could make up to eight changes to his Rangers side to face Ayr this weekend.

Jak Alnwick is expected to be given a rare start in goal after featuring in the last round between the sticks against Fraserburgh, as are defenders Fabio Cardoso and Lee Hodson.

Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates Rangers first goal during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

A whole new-look midfield is expected to take shape, with a full debut for Greg Docherty alongside Andy Halliday, while veteran Kenny Miller returns from injury to play in attacking midfield alongside Joe Dodoo and Niko Kranjcar. 

Dodoo featured for 19 minutes against Fraserburgh and was on the bench for the win over Partick, after spending the first half of the season on loan at Charlton. But he could make his return to the Rangers side.

Out go Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Russell Martin, Sean Goss, Jason Holt, Josh Windass, Daniel Candeias and Jamie Murphy.

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