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Glasgow Rangers: Predicted XI for League Cup quarter-final

Glasgow Rangers turn their attention away from Premiership action tonight as they prepare for a quarter-final clash in the League Cup at Ibrox.

The Light Blues beat Queen of the South in the last 16 and now come up against Championship side Dundee FC with the chance to make their way through to the last four of the competition.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has enjoyed success in the cups since taking over as manager of Rangers, winning the SFA Cup and reaching the final of the Europa League – only to lose on penalties – last season.

His side now head into this clash with Dundee off the back of a 2-1 win against Motherwell on Sunday, thanks to goals from Malik Tillman and John Lundstram.

How many changes will the manager make to his team from that game? Here is Football FanCast’s predicted XI…

We are predicting that he will make a whopping eight changes, with Jon McLaughlin, Adam Devine, James Sands, Ridvan Yilmaz, Steven Davis, Charlie McCann, Fashion Sakala, and Alfredo Morelos coming in.

Van Bronckhorst confirmed that he will rotate the team for this match and that is why almost every player could change from the side that beat Motherwell.

The likes of McLaughlin, Sands, Yilmaz, Davis and Sakala are all first-team regulars who could come in for some much-needed minutes to stay fresh and stake a claim for a place in the team moving forward.

Whereas, Devine and McCann are academy graduates who are still finding their way at senior level. The former could replace captain James Tavernier, who has already racked up 18 appearances this season, after playing 90 minutes in the last round of the League Cup.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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In the middle of midfield, McCann – who reporter Josh Bunting previously dubbed “very sharp” – could come in ahead of Malik Tillman. 

The Northern Ireland international has been directly involved in six goals in eight matches in all competitions for the first-team and youth side this season – picking up an assist against Queen of the South in the last 16. He could now be unleashed for this game to see if he can continue to make a big impact at the top end of the pitch.

Finally, Morelos could come in for Antonio Colak in the number nine position. FFC published an article explaining why he should be unleashed from the start, whilst Kemar Roofe could come on as a substitute in his return from injury, and it gives the former PAOK striker a well-earned rest.

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