ANDREW VORCE - Friday, August 26, 2011
Alejandro Bedoya finally gets the green light to suit up for Rangers but may not start alongside Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu as Rangers take on Aberdeen.
Rangers - Aberdeen
Alejandro Bedoya will look to join Carlos Bocanegra on the field against Aberdeen in Scottish Premier League action.
Both Americans finally got their visas approved so that they may play a Premier League game in Scotland finally. Bocanegra had previously been approved to play for Rangers in Europe, making two appearances in the Europa League before suiting up for Rangers domestically. Maurice Edu missed out on Rangers last Premier League game due to suspension but will not be included int he team selection.
Rangers will be without 20 year old Kane Hemmings who was forced to undergo a knee operation after persistent problems over the last few months. The operation will sidelined him for up to 12 weeks. Lee McCulloch is back from injury, overcoming a knee injury. Rangers will be out to prove a point after crashing out of Europe with a 1-1 draw with Maribor at home.
Aberdeen have only picked up four points in five games but are fresh off of a 1-0 win over Dundee in the second round of the Scottish Communities League Cup. Mohamed Chalall was signed from Panionios earlier t his week and the Algerian U23 captain will be looking to make an immediate impact. Youl Mawene is carrying a hamstring injury while Rob Milsom was suffering from a groin injury before the Dundee game.
Dominic Cervi will be hoping to make the bench for Celtic who travel to Saint Mirren on Sunday.