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Rangers v Dundee Utd preview

Rangers will be without goalkeeper Cammy Bell for the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United at Ibrox on Saturday.

Understudy Steve Simonsen will take his place after Bell, who was knocked out in training earlier this week, was told he could not take part in the game by the club doctor.

Under-pressure Rangers boss Ally McCoist is almost certainly without full-back Lee Wallace after he was forced out of last weekend's Ramsdens Cup final defeat to Raith Rovers with a hip problem.

Winger David Templeton and forward Andy Little last played on 12 March and are unlikely to feature against the Scottish Premiership high-fliers.

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara will be at the side of the pitch after appealing his three-match touchline ban.

And McNamara expects to have a near fully-fit squad available for the tie with on-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good the only absentee as he continues his rehabilitation following a hip injury.

Winger Gary Mackay-Steven is fully recovered from a recent virus while defender Keith Watson is expected to shake off a knock he suffered in last weekend's 2-0 defeat to Celtic at Tannadice.

United go into the match looking for a repeat of their previous encounter with Rangers, when they knocked them out of the same competition 14 months ago with a 3-0 victory.

Rangers v Dundee United is live on Sky Sports 2 at 12.30pm on Saturday.