Rangers finally return to their Europa League campaign on Thursday evening as they travel to Belgium to take on Royal Antwerp.

The Bears haven’t been their electrifying selves recently in the Scottish Premiership, but have kept their invincibles record in-tact.

Steven Gerrard will have some decisions to make as the schedule starts to get busier domestically and in Europe, too.


Allan McGregor should stay between the sticks, as he continues to prove this may be one of the best seasons of his career, especially at Ibrox.

With Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols, there should be no changes at full-back with James Tavernier and Borna Barisic starting.

Conor Goldson will continue his incredible run, with Filip Helander stepping back in alongside him in place of Leon Balogun.


Glen Kamara has been rotated recently and should be raring to be unleashed against Antwerp in an experienced midfield three.

Steven Davis and Ryan Jack should partner him, with all three set to marshal their side through what could be a tricky first leg.

This is where the big changes happen.

Ryan Kent has been nowhere good enough recently, and this is the perfect opportunity to drop him down to the bench in Belgium.

Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo have been the main creators this season in different roles in the front three, and both could play in-behind the main striker.

That should be Alfredo Morelos.

Kemar Roofe is available, but just as he had to settle for at Hamilton last week, he should only make the bench in Antwerp.

Here’s how we expect the Bears to line-up…

In other Rangers news, Derek Ferguson was awestruck by Ryan Jack display v Kilmarnock


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