Rangers v Sporting Lisbon preview

Team news for Thursday night's Europa League round-of-32 first-leg tie between Rangers and Sporting Lisbon at Ibrox (kick-off 8.05pm).

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Naismith: Hamstring problem

Naismith: Hamstring problem

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Steven Naismith has been rated doubtful for the visit of Sporting to Glasgow.

The midfielder is still struggling with a hamstring problem but boss Walter Smith is hopeful he will make the clash.

Nikica Jelavic is ineligible for the European outing, while Lee McCulloch is expected to be out for the majority of the season following knee surgery.

Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Papac, Weir, Bougherra, Bartley, Edu, Davis, Weiss, Naismith, Fleck, Diouf, Healy, Lafferty, Wylde, Foster, Kerkar, Alexander.

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