Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Yet another Scottish Cup replay awaits Maurice Edu, DaMarcus Beasley and the rest of the Rangers squad as they head to Dundee United on Wednesday in search of a spot in the cup semifinals.

Edu and Beasley have started on the bench in the team's recent string of matches but that could change against the Arabs.

Midfielder Lee McCulloch is suspended which likely paves the way for Edu to be in the starting 11.

Meanwhile Steven Davis is also ill and a spot for Beasley on the wing might be just the remedy that Rangers head coach Walter Smith is looking for on Wednesday.

Rangers are bitterly disappointed to be playing this replay at Tannadice Park in the first place after coughing up a late two goal lead at Ibrox Stadium several weeks ago.

It is the third round in a row that Rangers have been forced to a replay to advance in the competition.

But Sunday's win over St. Mirren with just nine men to clinch the Scottish League Cup is sure to buoy the Light Blues heading into the visit at Tayside.

United would like nothing better than to spoil Rangers' triple crown dreams by claiming a victory in front of their home fans.

But the task will be a difficult one as Rangers have only gone down in defeat just once this season in all Scottish competitions.

Rangers defender Kevin Thomson is also suspended for the replay while Algerian defender Madjid Bougherra continues to be hampered by a hamstring injury.

United's list of absences reads a bit longer with Paul Dixon listed as questionable while Andy Webster, Damian Casalinuovo, Danny Cadamarteri, Scott Robertson and Lee Wilkie are all unavailable.

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