By Mike Slater

20th Aug, 2021 | 12:10pm

Predicted Rangers starting XI v Ross County

Rangers travel to Ross County on Sunday looking for a convincing win to kickstart their season in all competitions.

The Bears struggled past minnows Alashkert in the Europa League last night, with John Lundstram getting his marching orders.

Steven Gerrard wasn’t happy once again and demanded more intensity from every last player in his squad.

Jon McLaughlin will come back into the starting XI, and continue his streak of starts in the Scottish Premiership.

James Tavernier and Conor Goldson will continue from last night, but two changes will be made with Filip Helander and Calvin Bassey dropped.

Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic will start with Gerrard calling on more pace and experience for a tough away trip.

As always, Steven Davis will continue at the heart of midfield, with his role in this side simply irreplacable.

Glen Kamara will return after serving the last game of his European ban and sitting in the stands last night.

Joe Aribo will also start, with Lundstram the one to make way after yet another shocker for the Bears at the start of this season.

Ryan Kent was dragged off at half-time on Thursday, and he will be dropped completely for this one, with Scott Wright starting.

Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe will finish off the starting XI, with the latter desperate for more action after personal issues and suspensions at the start of this campaign.

Here’s how we expect the Gers to line up…

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