Smith decides to keep faith

#1 by ulsterman , Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:06 pm

Rangers manager Walter Smith has said he has no intention of making wholesale changes for the visit to Ibrox of Inverness on Saturday.

Smith could be forgiven for deciding to protect some of his players ahead of Tuesday's tough-looking Uefa Champions League trip to Spain to take on Valencia.
Gers are on the crest of a wave following a 3-1 Old Firm win at Parkead last weekend to continue their 100 per cent start to the defence of their Scottish crown.
But, speaking ahead of the game against Inverness - the last team to defeat Rangers in the SPL at Ibrox, claiming a 1-0 win in March 2009 - Smith will resist calls to make changes.
He said: "We want to try to retain the championship if we can so the team we pick tomorrow will be as good a team as we can put out."
Smith added: "We've got a reasonable group now and we can maybe look at leaving one or two out over future weeks because there are a lot of midweek games to come, if you include the international.
"It will be a difficult spell for us between now and Christmas and we'll need to leave a player out now and again but it won't be in tomorrow's game, we will be looking to play as strong a team as possible."

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