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Rangers predicted XI to face Dundee United

Glasgow Rangers face a crucial Premiership match at Ibrox this afternoon, knowing that anything less than a victory will heap the pressure on Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Following three successive defeats, with 11 goals conceded and zero scored, you could argue there is already a degree of pressure on the Dutchman.

Sporting director Ross Wilson has also been feeling the heat from some supporters due to the club’s inability to bring in a couple of new players during the concluding days of the summer transfer window.

The visit of Dundee United to Glasgow today feels like an opportunity to bring a smile back to the Ibrox faithful, score a few goals and get the confidence back before the international break.

What sort of line-up will Van Bronckhorst select today? Here is what we are predicting…

Rangers predicted XI against Dundee United

Following his performance against Napoli, including saving two penalties, Allan McGregor should rightly keep his place between the posts.

At the back, James Tavernier and Borna Barisic will take up their regular positions on the flanks, with Connor Goldson keeping his place at the heart of defence. With James Sands being sent off against Napoli and former Rangers star Mark Hateley calling him a “problem”, the seven-cap USA international could make way for Leon King.

John Lundstram and Ryan Jack will likely operate in the middle of the park, with Van Bronckhorst opting for a more attacking line-up against Dundee United compared to what he deployed in midweek. Malik Tillman could feature just behind the striker, with Ryan Kent and Scott Wright playing on the left and right wings respectively. This supporting trio should create a lot of goalscoring opportunities if selected.

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Alfredo Morelos started against Napoli, but he is still building his match fitness following his recovery from an injury sustained last season, so £1.8m summer signing Antonio Colak will likely lead the line today. The Croatian striker was dubbed Rangers’ Champions League “hero” following his winner against PSV Eindhoven in the play-offs, and he could be the man to give Rangers all three points this afternoon.

Van Bronckhorst will surely be instructing his players to go at Dundee United right from the off and try and score as many goals as possible, but a win any way it comes will be crucial if the Light Blues are to avoid falling adrift in the title race, even at this stage of the season.

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