Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Maurice Edu and Rangers would like nothing more to avenge their previous defeat to Dundee United with a victory at Tannadice Park on Wednesday.

Edu is expected to start at midfielder for the Light Blues who must take care of business against the Arabs before their weekend showdown versus Old Firm rivals Celtic.

United stunned the Light Blues back on April 2nd at Ibrox Stadium with two late goals included David Goodwillie's 89th minute gamewinner.

That defeat kept Rangers stalled in second place in the Scottish Premier League standings which is where they sit heading into Wednesday's encounter.

Like much of the season, there has been plenty of off-the-field news for Rangers this week as UEFA announced that they are considering leveling sanctions on the club for fans' sectarian chants during a Europa League tie with PSV Eindhoven.

That news was followed up by forward El Hadji Diouf's eyebrow-raising remarks in an English publication where he expressed his admiration for Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Controversial statements aside, Rangers head coach Walter Smith will need a solid effort out of Diouf and his entire squad should they want their SPL title hopes to stay afloat before clashing with the Hoops.

Jon Daly is out for United while Rangers are without Lee McCulloch, Vladimir Weiss and Kirk Broadfoot.