Rangers fans pick Declan John ahead of Lee Wallace for Old Firm derby

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers duo Lee Wallace and Declan John could be fit for Graeme Murty’s side in time for the Old Firm derby at Ibrox.

Lee Wallace of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers will return to action on Sunday afternoon, as Graeme Murty’s side will take on Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby.

The Gers will head into the Scottish Premiership game against the Hoops on the back of a 4-1 victory over Falkirk at Ibrox in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.


Ahead of the match, Rangers manager Murty has given an update on the injury situation of Lee Wallace and Declan John.

Wallace has been out of action since September due to a double hernia, while fellow left-back John has been on the sidelines lately due to a groin injury.

Declan John of Rangers has a fine header pushed away by the Motherwell keeper during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Manager Murty has told Rangers’ official website that he is hopeful that 30-year-old Scotland international left-back Wallace and 22-year-old Wales international left-back - who can also operate as a left-wing-back - will be fit in time for the match against Celtic.

Rangers fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to Murty’s injury update on Wallace and John, with many stating that they would like the latter to start if both recover in time for the match against Celtic.

AlfredoGLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 04:  Rangers manager Graeme Murty all smiles on the touch line during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Falkirk at Ibrox Stadium on...

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