Rangers v Hearts preview

Team news ahead of Saturday lunchtime's Scottish Premier League opener between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox (kick-off 12.30pm).

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Weir: Serves suspension

Weir: Serves suspension

Rangers will be without suspended skipper David Weir against the Jambos.

Kyle Lafferty is also out of the match at Ibrox with a hernia problem and should be back in action in around three weeks' time.

New signings Juan Manuel Ortiz and Lee Wallace could make their competitive Rangers' debuts.

Jamie Hamill is suspended for Hearts, while striker Stephen Elliott has recovered from an ear infection which kept him out of last week's friendly against Royal Antwerp.

Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Papac, Bougherra, Wylde, McCulloch, Davis, Edu, Naismith, Healy, Jelavic, Hutton, Fleck, Alexander, Broadfoot, Ortiz, Wallace, Ness.

Hearts (from): Kello, Jonsson, Zaliukas, Webster, Taouil, Sutton, Grainger, Obua, Black, McGowan, Glen, Stevenson, Barr, Elliott, MacDonald, Templeton, Mrowiec, Novikovas.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:45
Inverness v Aberdeen  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Motherwell v Celtic  
15:00
Hearts v Ross Co  
Kilmarnock v Partick  
St J'stone v Dundee Utd  
St Mirren v Hibernian  
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 33 17 63
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 33 5 52
6 St J'stone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 33 -15 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross Co 33 -18 31
10 St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Partick 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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