Steven Gerrard is predicted to make three changes to the Rangers starting line-up for the Premiership clash against Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday.

After watching his team struggle to draw 1-1 at Hamilton last week, it is unlikely that Gerrard will stick with the same side that failed to impress in South Lanarkshire.

Filip Helander, Bongani Zungu and Joe Aribo could all be axed from the team that started at Hamilton with Leon Balogun, Ryan Jack and Steven Davis all returning to the starting line-up.


Jack and Davis both come off the bench at Hamilton and made Rangers look a whole lot better while Balogun could come in and replace Helander after a sloppy defensive performance by the Sweden international.

The Scotsman has already reported that £2.5million loanee Zungu is unlikely to start against Kilmarnock, who hired Tommy Wright as their new manager earlier this week.

As for the rest of the team, Allan McGregor is likely to start in goals after his man of the match performance at Hamilton with James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Balogun and Borna Barisic making up the defence.

In the midfield, Glen Kamara could be joined by Jack and Davis while Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent are predicted to take up the two slots out wide.

Gerrard has a bit of a dilemma up front.

Kemar Roofe could join Alfredo Morelos in being suspended for the Kilmarnock match while Jermain Defoe missed the Hamilton draw with a calf injury.

Cedric Itten started against the Accies and despite hardly threatening Brian Rice’s side’s goal, he’s likely to get the nod to start up front again unless Rangers win their appeal against Roofe’s ban.

In other Rangers news, this BBC pundit is baffled by a decision made over a Gers player.


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