By Mike Slater

3rd May, 2022 | 10:30am

View: Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe start - Predicted Rangers starting XI v RB Leipzig

Rangers welcome RB Leipzig to Ibrox on Thursday for the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals with everything up in the air.

The Bears are only one goal behind after the first leg in Germany, where Angelino’s late volley separated the sides.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst may be boosted by the much-needed returns of Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe from injury.

Allan McGregor will be critical to our chances of progression, as the Bears will need to be more open pushing forward to overturn the deficit.

James Tavernier and Borna Barisic will keep their spots, despite the latter falling to sleep yet again at Celtic.

Connor Goldson and Calvin Bassey have been sensational in recent months, with their speed and power too much for opposition attacks.

Ryan Jack will hold in midfield, and will have appreciated the small break from not starting in the Old Firm ahead of this one.

John Lundstram is the man in midfield at this moment, and he will be critical to stopping counterattacks with his no-nonsense approach.

Ramsey will start if available, he simply has to and was brought to the club for the huge occasions such as a major European semi-final.

Joe Aribo will move into the front three because of this and will come off the right to use his left foot as a weapon.

Ryan Kent is the first name on the teamsheet yet again, and we are backing the winger to produce one of his inspired European performances – something about Ibrox on a Thursday night brings it out of him.

Roofe is another who simply has to start if ready, and could even be thrown in if he is only 75% fit given how important he could be.

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

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