Rangers V Brechin at Ibrox Stadium : Match Preview

09 August 2013 03:31
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McCulloch out, Cribari in

Rangers will be without skipper Lee McCulloch for their Scottish League One opener against Brechin, but are boosted by the return of Emilson Cribari.

McCulloch is suspended for the clash at Ibrox after bookings from last season sent him through the disciplinary threshold, although Cribari has recovered from the groin strain that kept him out of Ramsdens Cup and League Cup ties.

David Templeton is out of action with a tight hamstring, while Kyle Hutton and Ross Perry remain sidelined with ligament damage.

Brechin head to Ibrox for the first ever time on league duty and welcome back Gerry McLauchlan following suspension.

McLauchlan's availability is timely as Ewan Moyes remains sidelined with an ankle injury, Jonny Brown is recovering from ankle surgery and both Graham Hay and Allan Walker are suspended.

The Glebe Park men will include new signing Stephen Robb if international clearance is received, with manager Ray McKinnon planning to attack.

McKinnon said: "We have pace in our team and will look to take the game to Rangers when we can.

"It's a great occasion for this club and we aim to enjoy it."

Source: PA