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Glasgow Rangers manager Pedro Caxinha has stated that he is hopeful that Lee Wallace will be fit enough to face Motherwell on Saturday.

The Ibrox defender returned to club duty with an injury after joining up with the Scotland squad but looks set to play a part in this weekend’s clash.

Caixinha has stated that the left-back will be assessed closer to kick-off but that he is hopeful the captain will play a role against Motherwell.

“Lee Wallace came back from international duty with some pain on the stomach and he has been recovering and today he started to do all the practice with us so he is an option,” the manager told the club’s official website.

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One player Rangers will be without is right-back James Tavernier, who is suspended for the clash, but Andy Halliday could well be in contention.

The star sat out the Old Firm clash before the international break with a hamstring injury but Caixinha has confirmed that he is in contention to make a return against Motherwell.

“Andy started working back with us two weeks ago and he is very nice guy and he knows deeply about the club, he lives for the club,” the new boss continued.

“He is doing a fantastic job and is coming back from an injured period and he is on the list of the possible players to play.

“Apart from James we have all the players available to be an option or to start the game.”

Rangers fans will hope that Caixinha can lead the club to a positive end to the current campaign, with all eyes on next season and a possible title charge against fierce Glasgow rivals Celtic.