By Mike Slater

21st Apr, 2022 | 6:10pm

Ibrox View: Aaron Ramsey axed - Predicted Rangers starting XI v Motherwell

Rangers return to Scottish Premiership action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to take on Motherwell.

The Bears successfully got the game moved a day earlier to help with preparations for the RB Leipzig showdown next week.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be able to name a strong side at Fir Park and have an extra days’ rest to get them all recovered for the Europa League semi-finals.

Alan McGregor will come back in between the sticks, despite Jon McLaughlin not putting a foot wrong against Celtic.

James Tavernier and Borna Barisic will keep their spots at full-back, with their deliveries due to be a real weapon.

Connor Goldson will stick in there, and with a big call to make, Calvin Bassey will be preferred ahead of Leon Balogun.

Turning into one of our starts so far this season, Ryan Jack will anchor the midfield trio and will be told to do what he does best.

John Lundstram has become a real bargain signing too since the turn of the year, and the Englishman will keep his spot.

Joe Aribo will drop into the midfield rather than playing in the front three with Aaron Ramsey being axed due to his injury.

Scott Arfield could have started, but we believe he will start against Leipzig, and won’t be risked from the start on Saturday.

Fashion Sakala will take the spot of the Welshman, with the speedster playing a huge role in the winning goal at Hampden Park.

Ryan Kent will be on the left and the relentless Kemar Roofe will finish the line up as he looks to continue his brilliant displays with another goal.

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

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season