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Team news ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Rangers and Dunfermline at Ibrox.

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Rangers are boosted by the news that defender Steven Whittaker has recovered from injury.

Whittaker had suffered an Achilles knock in the midweek friendly against Hamburg but is fit for the clash at Ibrox, along with forward Kyle Lafferty (back spasm) and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya (shin gash).

Midfielder Gregg Wylde is set to return from suspension but defenders Carlos Bocanegra, Sasa Papac and Lee Wallace and midfielder Jamie Ness remain on the sidelines.

Joe Cardle is rated 50-50 to be fit as injury-hit Dunfermline travel to SPL leaders Rangers.

Paul Burns (knee) has joined the list of absentees, Austin McCann (hamstring/back) is set to be out for a further three to four weeks and Nick Phinn (hamstring) is likely to be absent again despite making his first appearance of the season in the 3-3 draw with Aberdeen last weekend.

Craig Easton, Jason Thomson, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Steven Bell and Steven McDougall all remain on the sidelines, meaning the Pars will have to rely on youth.

Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Perry, Goian, Broadfoot, Davis, Edu, Bedoya, Hemmings, McKay, Fleck, Lafferty, Jelavic, McCulloch, Alexander, Aluko, Bartley, Wylde.

Dunfermline (from): Gallacher, Keddie, Dowie, Potter, Graham, R Thomson, Cardle, Kirk, Boyle, Willis, Buchanan, Barrowman, Smith, Mason, Hardie, Young.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Aberdeen v Motherwell
Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Dundee v Hamilton
Inverness v Dundee U
Partick v St J'stone
St Mirren v Ross Co
Sunday, 26 October 2014
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Dundee U v St Mirren  
Hamilton v Partick  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 10 14 23
2 Dundee U 10 7 22
3 Inverness 10 6 20
4 Kilmarnck 10 6 20
5 Celtic 9 13 17
6 Aberdeen 10 1 16
7 Dundee 10 -1 13
8 Partick 9 0 10
9 St J'stone 10 -7 9
10 St Mirren 10 -8 7
11 Motherwell 10 -12 7
12 Ross Co 10 -19 4

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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