By Mike Slater

25th Sep, 2021 | 10:00am

Predicted Rangers starting XI v Dundee

Rangers travel to Dundee this afternoon looking to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership once again.

Steven Gerrard has a number of decisions to make after rotating his squad for the cup win over Livingston on Wednesday.

The Bears are still without Ryan Kent but were boosted by the timely return of Ianis Hagi in midweek as he made a huge difference off the bench.

Allan McGregor will return in goal after his token rotation and rest policy with Jon McLaughlin continued at Ibrox.

There will also be a couple of changes in defence with the experienced pair of Borna Barisic and James Tavernier taking the full-back spots.

Conor Goldson and Leon Balogun will continue, especially after Jack Simpson’s shocker against Motherwell last week.

That leaves space ahead of them for Steven Davis to come back into the side after a welcome rest in midweek for what feels like the first time in forever.

Joe Aribo will continue alongside Glen Kamara, who will return to his former side for the first time in what feels like forever since his bargain move all those years ago.

The front three won’t see too much change, with only the one swap.

Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe grabbed the all-important goals to send us to Hampden Park this week and they will continue in the final third.

That leaves room for Hagi to make his return to the starting XI, with the Romanian surely guaranteed to feature right from the beginning at Dens Park.

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

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