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Rangers predicted XI tonight: Steven Gerrard makes four changes

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Rangers predicted XI tonight: Steven Gerrard makes four changes

The Gers get their Europa League journey started this evening.

Rangers kick-off their European adventure tonight when they face Lincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar in the Second Qualifying Round of the Europa League.

The Light Blues have been in stunning form during 2020/21, falling to concede a goal during their seven Scottish Premiership games so far.

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Despite that, Steven Gerrard is expected to still name a strong line up against the minnows tonight as he looks to oversee a similar European run to last season which saw them reach the last 16.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at the starting eleven that Gerrard might utilise to try and beat the Red Imps.

In goal and back four

Jon McLaughlin has been the Gers’ stopper this season and he will probably start in Gibraltar.

Across the back, James Tavernier and Borna Barisic will probably be selected to start by Gerrard.

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At centre-back, he might make one change and hand George Edmunson a chance to start at the expense of Filip Helander.

 

The £700,000 signing from Oldham (BBC) is yet to play during 2020/21.

In midfield

Ryan Jack looks set to miss out through injury so the impressive Steven Davis could be paired with Glen Kamara in the midfield engine room.

The Gers aren’t blessed with lots of central midfield options and they will hope Jack can return as soon as possible.

In attack

Brandon Barker is another injury doubt for this evening’s game and that could see Ianis Hagi switch to the flank.

Scott Arfield might come into contention and start in a familiar No.10 role for the Gers.

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The left-hand side has typically been occupied by Ryan Kent and with Gerrard keen to progress during the one-legged tie, he’ll probably choose to start his star man.

Kemar Roofe has been the main talisman but with Jermain Defoe now fit, Gerrard might choose to hand him some minutes in Gibraltar.

Here is how Rangers might line up this evening…

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