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Morton v Rangers preview: Team news for Sunday's Championship match

Mark Warburton
Image: Mark Warburton urges his side to cut out unneccessary mistakes

Morton will host Rangers for the first time in a competitive match for more than 25 years in Sunday's all-ticket Championship fixture.

The two sides enjoyed contrasting midweek fortunes in the League Cup; Morton helped to usher Ian Baraclough through the Fir Park exit door with a thrilling 3-2 home win over Motherwell, while Rangers' 11-match unbeaten run was ended by St Johnstone at Ibrox.

Gers boss Mark Warburton was in defiant mood ahead of the weekend game, adamant that it would be foolish to change his philosophy based on Tuesday's Cup match alone.

He said: "Why should we change the way we play based on one result? We won 11 games before Tuesday. The fact is, we are top of the league. There is no lack of confidence or self-belief within the squad.

"You can only ever learn from mistakes. On Tuesday, three were made and we were punished. Training was excellent on Friday morning. We have to be more clinical in front of goal. Individual mistakes cost us on Tuesday."

Rangers striker Nicky Clark, who has missed the last five games with a foot injury, is in contention to feature at Cappielow after returning to training.

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Morton's on-loan Swansea striker Alex Samuel scored twice as Jim Duffy's men edged out Motherwell and he may have done enough to earn a starting berth alongside Peter MacDonald on Sunday.

He told the Greenock Telegraph: "It was great to do that against a Premiership team like Motherwell and all I can do is continue to put everything into it, work hard, and the goals will come.

"We now go from Tuesday into the Rangers match on Sunday. That will be another big game for us and I'm looking forward to that, learning how to improve and hopefully performing good there."

The hosts go into the game in fifth place on 10 points from seven games, 11 points behind current leaders Rangers. 

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