Ibrox View: Predicted Rangers starting XI v Celtic
Rangers welcome Celtic to Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday looking to bounce back from the disappointment this week.
Steven Gerrard’s men crashed out of the Scottish Cup in the quarter-finals after inexplicably losing on penalties against St Johnstone.
The only thing left to play for is the invincible season and another opportunity to rub salt in the wounds of our fierce rivals, making it six unbeaten in the Old Firm.
Allan McGregor will continue in-between the sticks, with the keeper one of the only ones to keep his head held high after the St Johnstone shocker.
With suspensions and injuries ravaging through our defensive options at this current moment, the back will remain the same.
Borna Barisic, Conor Goldson, Filip Helander and James Tavernier will line up in the back, our strongest names available at Ibrox.
Steven Davis and Glen Kamara are ever-present during our success, and their partnership in the middle of the park will be crucial to victory.
There will be one big change.
Our midfield three have been struggling for consistency, and that is why “genius” Ianis Hagi will be dropped, opening space for Scott Arfield to come back into the squad.
The Canadian international offers much more strength from a defensive standpoint, but also the ability to burst into the final third when needed.
Joe Aribo will be pushed into the front-three, and back into the exact same position in which he ripped apart Diego Laxalt at Ibrox in the last meeting.
Alfredo Morelos hasn’t been at his best recently, but his desire to fire another goal against Celtic this weekend will see him fired up and ready to feature.
Ryan Kent will complete the line-up, with his dazzling moments some of the only positivity to come from that St Johnstone clash over the weekend.
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