Rangers are within touching distance of the title and could potentially be crowned champions once they beat St.Mirren.

That depends on Celtic’s result on Sunday, but the Gers could be 21 points ahead of their rivals before they kick-off.

Such a big occasion would normally lead to dependable figures starting.


However, we played on Wednesday and have another huge game coming up in mid-week as we travel to play Slavia Prague.

We should keep the side fresh without drastically changing things – our injury issues also put restrictions on what Steven Gerrard is able to do.

The Gers boss confirmed three absentees in James Tavernier, Ryan Jack and Kemar Roofe.

Leon Balogun is available for selection but Nathan Patterson has performed well at right-back so deserves to keep his place.

Here is how we predict Rangers will line-up at Ibrox.


There could be two big changes with Ryan Kent and Scott Arfield dropping out.

Neither were at their best against Livingston with both picking up WhoScored ratings 6.2.

It is important to keep Kent as fresh as possible ahead of the Europa League clash, as he was vital to our success against Royal Antwerp.

Roofe’s absence means we are a little short of options to replace him and it may be time Scott Wright got his chance.

Stevie G has spoken highly of him recently and hinted that the winger may get his first starting opportunity soon.

We should dominate the game and therefore Wright will be able to run at the opposition like he has in his cameo appearances so far.

Ianis Hagi could do the same and should be raring to come back into the side after playing a part in the 5-2 win in our last home game.

His involvement could mean Joe Aribo drops deeper as Arfield needs to be carefully managed.

The £25,000 a week [Football Insider] midfielder returned from injury only a couple of weeks ago so should not be risked ahead of Thursday’s match.

In other Rangers news, Gerrard is over the moon with one Gers player who is an “absolute dream” to work with.


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