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Rangers predicted XI tonight: Scott Arfield starts, Ianis Hagi benched

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Rangers predicted XI tonight: Scott Arfield starts, Ianis Hagi benched

Rangers will go in search of a last 16 place in the Europa League as they defend a 4-3 lead against Royal Antwerp.

Last week’s entertaining battle was edged by the Gers who looked sensational going forwards during the contest.

Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent and a brace from Borna Barisic sealed the victory for Rangers.

Ahead of the contest tonight, we looked at the team which could play in the return fixture this evening.

In goal and back four

Allan McGregor has been rolling back the years with some fine form and he should start between the posts.

James Tavernier hobbled off in last week’s first leg and he will be missing tonight.

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His place could go to Leon Balogun who was impressive at right-back last week.

Filip Helander and Conor Goldson should maintain their places in the centre, with Borna Barisic occupying the left-back spot.

 

Midfield

Gerrard has options in the middle of the park and this is where tonight’s battle could be won and lost.

Ryan Jack won’t be available and Scott Arfield could come in for a European start.

The £17,500-a-week midfielder has bags of experience and could relish tonight’s environment.

Alongside him, Gerrard could choose to tighten things up in the middle.

Steven Davis has been in fine form and Glen Kamara should complete the trio tasked with playing in midfield.

In attack

Alfredo Morelos is Gerrard’s number one talisman and he will hope to add to his 12 goals in all competitions tonight.

Alongside him, it seems likely that Ryan Kent will keep his place as one of Rangers’ star men.

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The 24-year-old has bagged nine goals and registered 11 assists this season much to the delight of the club’s supporters.

On the other side, Joe Aribo could operate in a more advanced role, with Ianis Hagi missing out.

Here is how tonight’s team could line-up for the Teddy Bears:

 

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