Stuart Kettlewell will have injury concerns when Rangers travel to face his Ross County side- but he says adversity will provide opportunity for some.

The Staggies host Rangers this Sunday off the back of a terrific 2-0 victory in the League Cup over Celtic last Sunday. Boss Kettlewell has a number of selection concerns for the Rangers match.

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Kettlewell has injuried to worry about before Rangers arrive in Dingwall on Sunday morning. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Stephen Kelly isn’t available against his parent club, while Birmingham City loanee Charlie Lakin and Josh Reid came off injured at Parkhead. Oli Shaw, Ross Draper, Tom Grivosti, Regan Charles-Cook and Carl Tremarco are all definite absentees this Sunday.

This is far from ideal ahead of the in-form Rangers team arriving in the Highlands, but Kettlewell says it’s up to others now to stake their claim for a starting spot.

“We should have a group of players in there desperate to get a starting jersey for Sunday,” said Kettlewell. “There will be one or two slots I think that will open up through injury.

Rangers loanee Stephen Kelly.

Rangers loanee Kelly missed out against his parent club this Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We know Stephen Kelly, who was excellent against Celtic, is ineligible against his parent club. So I need to look at is those one or two slots that may be available and who wants to throw their hat in the ring.

“I think that is healthy competition.”

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