Glasgow Rangers return to Europa League action this evening, as they travel to Poland to take on Lech Poznan in their final group stage game of the season.
Rangers have already reached the knockout stages after three wins and two draws in their past five games, although they will be well aware that a victory over the Polish side would secure top spot in their group.
With that in mind, Steven Gerrard is expected to take the opportunity to rotate his squad, which could see several players stake their claim for a place in the starting line-up.
Gerrard has confirmed both Filip Helander and Ryan Jack will miss the trip to Poland on Thursday night to “keep them for the weekend.”
Here is our predicted starting XI for tonight’s game against Lech Poznan, which sees Gerrard make four changes to the side that thrashed Ross County.
Allan McGregor will keep his place, which means Jon McLaughlin will have to settle for a place on the bench once again.
It’s hard to imagine many alterations to the back four, with James Tavernier, Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun likely to start, but Borna Barisic could replace Calvin Bassey after being an unused substitute against Ross County at the weekend.
The Ibrox boss confirmed Bongani Zungu is set for a rare start in the midfield, flanked by Scott Arfield and Glen Kamara, which means Steven Davis will drop to the bench as a result.
Brandon Barker offered very little against Falkirk in the Betfred Cup, so Gerrard could be tempted to bring in Ianis Hagi on the right wing with the ever-reliable Ryan Kent on the opposite flank.
This could be another chance for Kemar Roofe to start instead of Alfredo Morelos, as the Colombian star striker is in the middle of a mini goal drought stretching back to the past four games in a row.
Roofe has been in such fine form in recent weeks, with eight goals and an assist in his past 14 games in all competitions, via Transfermarkt, so it is likely he will lead the line against Lech Poznan.
AND in other news, Glasgow Rangers must cash in on Brandon Barker in January…