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Rangers vs Raith Rovers. Scottish Championship.

Ibrox StadiumAttendance44,050.

Rangers 5

  • L Wallace (4th minute)
  • J Tavernier (45th minute)
  • B McKay (55th minute)
  • M Waghorn (64th minute pen, 69th minute pen)

Raith Rovers 0

    Scottish Championship: Rangers v Raith Rovers team news

    Rangers' Ryan Hardie (left) is in their squad to face Raith
    Image: Rangers' Ryan Hardie (left) is in their squad to face Raith

    Rangers will include Ryan Hardie in their squad for their home Scottish Championship clash with Raith on Saturday despite the row between the clubs over the player's availability for the match.

    The Kirkcaldy side approached the SFA's compliance officer Tony McGlennan on Thursday night to raise the issue of a possible rule breach by the Ibrox club.

    Rangers had asked the association on Monday if Hardie could be released from Scotland U19 duty early in order to be in Mark Warburton's squad this weekend.

    He was granted his recall, meaning he left the group which was playing two friendly matches in Bulgaria after the first fixture, but Raith felt that might break regulations.

    Their grievance stemmed from the fact they would not pay for their own player in the travelling pool, Craig Wighton, to return home for the game whereas Rangers did pay for Hardie's journey.

    He should take a place on the bench for the league game in Glasgow as Warburton's men look to build on eight wins at the start of the season, with 30 goals scored.

    Club captain Lee Wallace has been passed fit despite coming off in the first half of last week's 5-1 victory against Queen of the South in Dumfries.

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    Rangers captain Lee Wallace was forced off in the first half with a knee injury
    Image: Rangers captain Lee Wallace was forced off in the first half with a knee injury

    But goalkeeper Cammy Bell remains out, while David Templeton and Tom Walsh are also expected to miss out.

    Warburton expects Raith to come to Ibrox and play with no pressure after often finding himself in the role of underdog with his old Brentford side last season.

    He said: "The opposition can go there with little expectation and enjoy themselves. Last year if we were going away as the smaller team in the English Championship we would always use that.

    Mark Warburton didn't want to sign new players at Rangers for the sake of it
    Image: Mark Warburton believes Raith will arrive at Ibrox with no pressure on them

    "You're not expected to win, just play fearless football, enjoy yourself, give 100 per cent and see where it leaves you.

    "It can work both ways. You can go to Ibrox and be inspired as a team, look at the surroundings, the quality of the pitch, a 50,000 sell-out and say 'what's not to enjoy about this?'.

    "We have to make sure we do our job, try to dominate possession, create chances and score goals."

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