Giovanni van Bronckhorst rings changes - Rangers predicted XI v Dundee Utd
Rangers prepare for their Scottish Premiership clash against Dundee United on Sunday [May 5] as they look to finish their league campaign as strongly as possible.
After their emphatic Europa League semi-final win against RB Leipzig, the Gers’ end of season targets have been made abundantly clear.
With the league heading in Celtic’s direction – the Light Blues will look to bring both the Scottish Cup and the Europa League trophies back to Ibrox.
As a result, Giovanni van Bronckhorst will ring changes – providing several key players with rests whilst ensuring the others maintain their rhythm.
The dutchman will also switch to a 4-2-3-1 with the Rangers expected to have much more of the ball against the Terrors.
Jon McLaughlin will deputise in goal to allow Gers veteran Allan McGregor a much-needed rest.
It will be a back four including skipper James Tavenier at right-back, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey in the centre of defence and Borna Barisic at left-back.
Ibrox legend Steven Davis will offer a calm presence in the heart of the midfield partnered with former Burnley ace Scott Arfield with Thursday’s hero John Lundstram, Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack all dropping to the bench.
Ahead of them in attack will be Scott Wright after not playing the full game last time out with Aaron Ramsey given some minutes in the number ten role whilst Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo replaces key man Ryan Kent out on the left.
Joe Aribo did an excellent job being played out of position up front against the Bundesliga outfit in the week. Despite his performance, Fashion Sakala will lead the Light Blues’ attack.
Van Bronckhorst wasn’t confident enough to back him against Leipzig but his equaliser against the Hoops in the last Old Firm clash is enough to see him get another chance at a domestic level.