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Bassey and Zungu start, Steven Davis drops out: Rangers Predicted XI vs Motherwell

Glasgow Rangers are back in action this afternoon, as they travel to take on Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Rangers currently remain unbeaten this campaign, including a 3-1 win at Ibrox against the struggling Steelmen earlier this season, and are now 20 points clear of Celtic at the top of the table.

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Steven Gerrard doesn’t usually make too many changes but he may have a trick up his sleeve for the trip to Fir Park.

Here is Football FanCast’s predicted starting XI for Rangers this afternoon, which sees Gerrard make three changes from their Premiership encounter against Aberdeen.

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Maybe Jon McLaughlin could come in, but Allan McGregor has been so strong since the start of this season that we reckon Gerrard will stick with his trusted goalkeeper. McGregor will keep his place in goal behind a back four of Calvin Bassey, Filip Helander, Connor Goldson and James Tavernier.

It’s hard to imagine many changes in Gerrard’s side but perhaps the most obvious one after the Aberdeen game would be handing Helander a rare start and Leon Balogun dropping to the bench as some sloppy defending nearly cost them the game. Borna Barisic could also follow suit which will give a chance for Bassey to stake a claim.

Steven Davis has been one of the mainstays for the Gers this season – starting 15 times – but at 36 the Northern Irishman is no spring chicken, so bringing Bongani Zungu into the midfield to join the in-form Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo makes sense. Zungu has made a total of ten appearances for the Gers since Ross Wilson signed him on an initial loan deal from French Ligue 2 side Amiens with the option to buy during the extended summer transfer window.

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Therefore, it would only be natural for Gerrard to bring Zungu back and drop Davis to the bench for a rest, and it’s the perfect chance for the Bafana-Bafana midfielder to start in his favoured position at the base of the midfield as he seeks to build his confidence after a tricky start to life at Ibrox.

Upfront, Alfredo Morelos is likely to lead the line, having bagged a brace against Aberdeen, with Ianis Hagi in the right wide position and the ever-reliable Ryan Kent on the left wing.

AND in other news, Rangers simply can’t afford to lose Alfredo Morelos amid Bayern Munich interest

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