Glasgow Rangers and Steven Gerrard have a lovely little distraction to focus on this Wednesday.
They are currently soaring high, 13 points ahead of Celtic in the race for the SPFL and now they have the opportunity to stamp down their intentions for more silverware.
They take on St Mirren in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final and thus, we could see a number of changes made to the XI. This isn’t an important game but if Rangers really want to dominate then Gerrard still needs to field some of his most experienced and important individuals.
With that in mind, we’re tipping the Light Blues to make as many as five changes to the side that beat Dundee last weekend.
The one enforced change comes up front where Alfredo Morelos will definitely miss the tie.
He was given a yellow card for elbowing Mark Connolly in the win over Dundee but that has since been upgraded to a red. Consequently, he’ll now miss the next two games through suspension.
Therefore, we think that Cedric Itten deserves to lead the line. He has started only four matches since his summer move but netted in the Europa League last week.
There are further changes beside him in attack, one that replicates the forward line we saw against Lech Poznan. Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe both drop out with Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi favoured on the flanks.
There is just the one change in midfield where we’re tipping Bongani Zungu to get the nod ahead of Steven Davis. Zungu has just two starts to his name but deserves an opportunity. He started in their last League Cup outing so it wouldn’t be a great surprise to see him come in.
Defensively, we think Gerrard will go with a familiar backline, deciding to only switch up his goalkeeper.
Allan McGregor played against Dundee but with Jon McLaughlin favoured in the previous two games before that, he could start instead.