PREVIEW: RANGERS - DUNDEE UNITED
Friday, April 1, 2011
The home stretch of the 2010-2011 Scottish Premier League season starts this weekend for Maurice Edu and Rangers who welcome in Dundee United to Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on Saturday.

Edu is expected to take his usual starting spot in the Rangers midfield after returning from duty with the United States national team.

With another Scottish League Cup nestled safely in the trophy den at Ibrox and the Europa League no longer in play, Walter Smith's men can solely concentrate on the prized domestic league competition.

They will certainly be busy in the next 17 days with six games on the docket. That challenge has been made tougher of late as a slew of players are listed as questionable or doubtful heading into the contest versus United.

Both Kyle Lafferty and Steven Davis sat our Northern Ireland's 2012 Euro qualifiers and may not feature on Saturday. Also Madjid Bougherra and Vladimir Weiss could be shelved and unavailable.

In addition to the injuries, the status of who will be the club's future owner has surfaced once again.

However this time around, a buyer does look to be in place with venture capitalist Craig Whyte making a bid for his boyhood club. A deal is expected to be reached in the next seven days.

As for the match itself, the Arabs come into Ibrox on a low having failing to defend their Scottish Cup title.

United were drilled 3-0 in midweek by Motherwell.

In addition to the dubious statuses of the aforementioned players, Rangers will also be without Kirk Broadfoot, Jamie Ness and Lee McCulloch.

Garry Kenneth is expected to miss for United.