DAVID Bates returns to the Rangers line-up to face Kilmarnock as does Alfredo Morelos in Jimmy Nicholl’s first game in interim charge.

Ross McCrorie drops to the bench as Bates replaces him alongside Russell Martin. It is Bates’ first start since he was stretched off against Celtic in March. Morelos replaces the injured Josh Windass in the Gers frontline, the forward has a hip problem which keeps him out.

Jak Alnwick remains in goal with Wes Foderingham still out with a shoulder issue and Andy Halliday keeps his spot as left-back after Declan John broke his hand last week.

RANGERS: Alnwick, Tavernier, Bates, Martin, Halliday, Holt, Dorrans, Murphy, Cummings, Candeias, Morelos.

Subs not used: Kelly, Alves, Hodson, Goss, Docherty, Rossiter, McCrorie.

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