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Rangers: Predicted XI, team news ahead of the Old Firm derby

Rangers take on their Old Firm rivals at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon, with Steven Gerrard’s side no doubt eyeing up a potential domestic double.

Whilst the Premiership title has already been secured this season, the Light Blues will be keen to ensure that all the bragging rights go their way by securing a win against the Hoops on Sunday, which would surely put them in pole position to win the Scottish Cup.

Gerrard is close to having a fully-fit squad at Rangers, apart from long-term absentees Ryan Jack and Nikola Katic, so he could rotate his team for the visit of John Kennedy’s side.

Here’s how Football FanCast expects Gerrard to line up at Ibrox, with two changes from the side which beat Hibernian last time out…


Although Jon McLaughlin has featured earlier in the competition, it seems likely that Gerrard will stick with first-choice Allan McGregor for this one.

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There’s one change in defence as, after returning to full training recently, captain James Tavernier makes his return to the team at right-back, with Nathan Patterson dropping out.

Unsurprisingly, the midfield trio of Steven Davis, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo which has worked so well this season remains the same, and Gerrard will be hoping that they can win the midfield battle on Sunday.

Finally, there is one change in attack, as Scott Wright’s excellent performance against Cove Rangers warrants him a start for this one, which means that Kemar Roofe, who reportedly earns £35,000 per week at Ibrox and has been hailed as a “winner” by Barry Douglas, drops out.

Wright supports Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent in attack, although Gerrard will have plenty of attacking options on the bench if he needs them.

In other news… Gerrard in line for huge Rangers boost with “special talent” who is “made of iron”

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