Rangers manager Smith looks to Dundee United example

Rangers manager Walter Smith
Smith's side lost ground in the championship race on Saturday

Rangers manager Walter Smith says he will look to Dundee United when it comes to dealing with fixture congestion.

United, who beat Rangers 3-2 on Saturday, won four matches and drew another across 12 days in March.

"If you look at United, they seem to have handled it pretty well and they had injury concerns too," said Smith. "So, if they can do it, so can we.

"We hope (injured) players come back sooner rather than later."

Rangers will play five games in the next fortnight and Smith conceded that they could have a problem with personnel, given the fact they only had five players on the bench at Ibrox on Saturday.

Meanwhile, central defender Madjid Bougherra is expected to return within seven-to-10 days.

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