Monday, December 14, 2009
DaMarcus Beasley and Rangers look to make it three Scottish Premier League wins in a row when they travel east on Tuesday to take on Dundee United at Tannadice Park.
Tuesday's affair will likely feature Beasley after the winger had his best match for the Glasgow club in recent memory during Saturday's emphatic 3-0 win over St. Johnstone.
However it is still uncertain whether Rangers head man Walter Smith will start Beasley in his midfield or elect to bring the Indiana native off the bench to provide a spark in what will be a key road contest.
The last several weeks have been kind to Beasley who has now appeared in four straight matches for Rangers, including two starts and notched his first assist of the season against the Saints this past weekend.
Word trickled out this week that fellow American Maurice Edu might be suiting up for the visitors but those rumors have been waved off by Rangers head man Walter Smith who is not expected to call on Edu who continues to recover from knee surgery.
The match with the Arabs is actually a make-up of a November 1st contest which was suspended due to weather. Rangers were actually leading the contest 0-1 when the match was called by officials much to the chagrin of Rangers fans everywhere.
United are very much in the thick of the SPL title chase themselves as they sit just four points behind the Light Blues and six points behind league leaders Celtic.
In addition to Edu, Rangers will be without primary goalkeeper Allan McGregor who is out with a hamstring strain and Pedro Mendes who is sidelined until mid-January.
United head coach Craig Levein will not be able to count on defender Andy Webster and will have to make gameday decisions on midfielders Morgaro Gomis and Prince Buaben.