Rangers boss provides Kemar Roofe, James Tavenier and Alex Lowry update as he confirms rotation

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set to rotate his Rangers XI for the Premier Sports Cup clash with Dundee.

James Tavernier and Kemar Roofe are both fit for Rangers to face Dundee in the League Cup. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
James Tavernier and Kemar Roofe are both fit for Rangers to face Dundee in the League Cup. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The Ibrox side host the Championship outfit in the quarter-final of the League Cup on Wednesday evening. There could be a return to first-team action for Kemar Roofe. The striker’s last appearance was in the final of the Europa League.

Van Bronckhorst confirmed he would look to give the 29-year-old minutes as he seeks to keep the team fresh with so many games to be played between now and the break for the World Cup. The Dutchman also revealed James Tavenier is “fine” and fit to play.

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“It's a demanding schedule with the World Cup, it is important we keep the squad fresh and have rotation where we can”, he said.

“We will rotate the squad tomorrow, we need to find a balance in the load for the players with a small squad at the moment with injuries. We need to be smart.

“Roofe is in the squad for tomorrow, he is ready for minutes which we will try to give him.”

Alex Lowry is unlikely to be part of Van Bronckhorst's plans for the League Cup encounter. The young midfielder has been recovering from a nasty injury sustained against Dumbarton in a SPFL Trust Trophy fixture. He was due to feature for David McCallum's B side in their Lowland League clash with East Stirlingshire.

“Lowry is playing today with the B-Team to give him minutes, he is close to a return to play with the first-team,” Van Bronckhorst said.

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