Sakala starts in three changes: Rangers predicted XI v Hibernian
Giovanni van Bronckhorst will watch on from the stands when Rangers play Hibernian on Sunday but the new manager may still have his say on the team selection for the Scottish League Cup semi-final clash at Hampden.
It’s a massive game for Rangers, who will be led by an interim coaching team including David McCallum and Jermain Defoe.
A win against Hibs would hand van Bronckhorst the chance to earn his first piece of silverware at Ibrox and we’re predicting that three changes will be made from the win over Ross County in the last match before the international break.
Van Bronckhorst may want to see what the fuss is all about with Glen Kamara while Steven Davis is as trusted a player as they get and they might both return to the midfield with Juninho Bacuna and John Lundstram being dropped.
Romanian attacker Ianis Hagi could also be axed from the attack for Alfredo Morelos to start and spearhead the attack. It’s a massive match – so why wouldn’t El Bufalo start?
Allan McGregor is predicted to start in goals behind a back-four of James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun and Calvin Bassey.
Kamara and Davis are likely have the central midfield roles with Joe Aribo in the more advanced slot ahead of them.
On the wings, we’re expecting to see Fashion Sakala on the right and Ryan Kent on the left with Morelos in the striker role.
In other Rangers news, the Gers may have to wait until January to hire this Dutchman.