Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers return home to Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday to take on Hibernian with Maurice Edu ready to make another start in the Light Blues' midfield.
Playing on just two days of rest, Edu and company face yet another midweek encounter however the match versus the Hibs figures to be a little less intense than any of the Champions League matches they have contested in recent weeks.
Much of the talk around Scotland in the past few days has centered around Rangers' Old Firm rivals Celtic who nearly scored a goal for every finger on Saturday against Aberdeen.
But Rangers appeared unfazed by the Hoops' 9-0 win over the Dons as they maintained their grip on first place in the SPL with a 1-3 win at St. Mirren.
The comfy confines of Ibrox always bring out an elevated play from the Light Blues and there is sure to be plenty of opportunities to inject more misery into the lives of the visitors from Easter Road.
Hibs are reeling having lost their last three which has coincided with Colin Calderwood's appointment as head coach.
They currently are tied for last place in the SPL with eight points through 11 matches with an abysmal goal difference of minus ten.
James Beattie, Andy Webster and Nikica Jelavic are all unavailable for Rangers due to injury.
Derek Riordan's red card last week versus Hearts will keep him out of Wednesday's affair in addition to Colin Nash, Darryl Duffy, Kevin McBride, Graham Stack and Merouane Zemmama whom are sidelined with injuries.