Thursday, August 26, 2010
Maurice Edu and Rangers hope to make it three in a row when St. Johnstone come to town on Saturday in Scottish Premier League action.
Rangers – St. Johnstone
Maurice Edu and Rangers return home to Ibrox Stadium seeking their third straight win to start the season as they take on St. Johnstone on Saturday in Glasgow.
Edu started and went the distance in the club's first two matches and will most likely receive another starting nod from head coach Walter Smith.
The Light Blues have picked up where they left off last season outscoring opponents 5-1 in their first two matches.
Striker Kenny Miller is off to a rousing start with four goals including a hat trick in last week's win over Hibs.
If Rangers fans thought they might be missing last year's SPL leading scorer Kris Boyd who departed for Middlesborough, Miller has quickly set their minds at ease with his play thus far.
Paperwork for new arrival Nikica Jelavic has been processed and the Croatian striker could make his debut during Saturday's clash.
Jelavic is the third major addition to Smith's squad this year with James Beattie and Vladimir Weiss also inking deals with the Glasgow club.
Rangers also learned this week of whom will be their opponents in the UEFA Champions League.
Edu and company will have the pleasure of meeting English giants Manchester United, two-time finalists Valencia and Turkish club Bursaspor in this year's edition in what will be the native Californian's first appearance in the tournament after missing out last year due to a knee injury.
St. Johnstone are limping out of the gate to start the SPL season having accrued just one point in two matches.
The Saints did pick up their first victory of the season however on Tuesday when they downed first division Greenock Morton in the first round of the Scottish League Cup.
Dave Mackay will miss with a back injury for the Saints while a hobbled Andy Webster remains the only doubt for Rangers.
Domonic Cervi will be on the bench watching as the backup goalkeeper when Celtic pay a visit to Motherwell on Sunday.