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Rangers: Light Blues predicted XI to face Hibernian

Glasgow Rangers are back in action again today as they travel away from Ibrox to face Hibernian in the Premiership this afternoon. 

The Light Blues have won all three of their matches in the Scottish top flight so far this season and will be looking to maintain their 100% record.

Gio van Bronckhorst’s men come into the match off the back of a 2-2 draw against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League play-off in midweek.

How many changes will the Dutchman make to the Rangers team from that European clash? Here is our predicted XI…

Jon McLaughlin; James Tavernier (c), Connor Goldson, James Sands, Ridvan Yilmaz; John Lundstram, Glen Kamara, Tom Lawrence; Malik Tillman, Antonio Colak, Rabbi Matondo

Firstly, we are predicting that Van Bronckhorst will offer Yilmaz an opportunity to start his second game for the club at left-back. The Turkish defender has only started one match since arriving from Besiktas and resting Borna Barisic between two huge Champions League matches could keep him fresh, whilst allowing the summer signing to show what he can do.

In midfield, Kamara could come in for Steven Davis to give the Finland international a chance to fight for a regular spot in the team.

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The 27-year-old’s former Dundee boss Neil McCann previously hailed him as “lightning-quick” and he must use his pace and ability on the ball to prove to Van Bronckhorst that he should be starting weekly, having only managed one start in the Premiership so far this term.

Last season, Kamara averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.01 across 31 Premiership matches, chipping in with three goals and three assists from midfield.

Joe Aribo – who has since signed for Southampton – was the only central midfielder with five or more appearances to average a higher rating than Kamara, which suggests that the later has the potential to be a standout in that position for Rangers.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Finally, we are predicting that the manager will drop Ryan Kent from the starting XI. The English winger made his return against PSV after missing out on the 4-0 win over St. Johnstone and Van Bronckhorst may place him on the bench in order to avoid him aggravating his recent injury ahead of their trip to the Netherlands during the week.

We published an article explaining why Matondo should be named in the team, and the former Manchester City man could replace Kent this afternoon.

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