PREVIEW: RANGERS - ABERDEEN
EXTRA TIME
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Maurice Edu will hope to shake off a minor ankle injury when Rangers welcome in Aberdeen to Ibrox Stadium on Tuesday evening in Glasgow.

Edu was the hero of Saturday's victory over Hamilton when his goal in the 10th minute was enough to lead Rangers to another three points.

Head coach Walter Smith inserted the US international in place of Kevin Thomson in the Light Blues' midfield and it should be expected that Edu will occupy the same starting position on Wednesday provided he is healthy to play.

Edu had landed awkwardly on his ankle during the match versus the Accies.

Fellow American DaMarcus Beasley has gone two matches in a row without seeing playing time and will hope to have a chance to come off the bench as a second half substitute.

Rangers are closing in on a second consecutive Scottish Premier League championship but will face a tough opponent in Aberdeen who defeated the Glasgow club earlier this year.

The two clubs also battled to a scoreless draw at the start of the season at Ibrox so Rangers will also be seeking their first goal of the year versus the Dons.

After pouring in goals all season long, striker Kris Boyd has hit a cold spell having not scored during the run of play in the last nine matches.

Smith will be looking to the SPL leading scorer to tally a couple goals and quell any worries among the Ibrox faithful that a late season slump could rejuvenate the title hopes of Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Madjid Bougherra and Kirk Broadfoot are still out with hamstring injuries and unavailable for Rangers while Gary McDonald, Peter Pawlett and Andrew Considine are out for Aberdeen.
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