Rothen missing for Pittodrie trip
He contracted the illness while back in his homeland and Rangers boss Walter Smith says there is no chance of infection spreading among the rest of the squad. Better news for Rangers is the return of Steven Naismith ahead of the trip to Pittodrie, after he missed the midweek defeat to Stuttgart with hamstring and calf injuries. Longer-term casualties Maurice Edu and Kirk Broadfoot are back in training and are both nearing a return to the first team. Kick-off 12.45pm. Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Papac, Weir, Wilson, Davis, Thomson, McCulloch, Naismith, Novo, Miller, Fleck, Boyd, Lafferty, Bougherra, Smith, Little, Ness, Alexander.
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