Pedro Caixinha’s battle plan to face Celtic on Sunday
The Big Return: Hodson in for Tavernier
James Tavernier is arguably the best right back in Scotland, in an attacking sense, but as we know Rangers may well be on the back foot this Sunday and that’s where his weaknesses lie.
His positioning can be dire. He’s found himself out of position, ball watching and generally at sea for large chunks of the season and if the Hoops turn up with an attacking flow at Hampden, that could well be curtains for Rangers’ Scottish Cup bid.
Bringing in Lee Hodson worked at Celtic Park when Tavernier was unavailable and Pedro Caixinha should be looking to match that performance as closely as possible this Sunday.
He managed to keep Scott Sinclair very quiet in that March match and as we’ve seen many time this season, when you nullify Sinclair, Celtic are half as effective going forward.
This is a switch that could have a key bearing on the outcome of the match.