By George Overhill

8th May, 2022 | 1:54pm

Rangers confirmed XI v Dundee United: Leon King starts as one of seven changes

Rangers have confirmed their starting XI for the Scottish Premiership visit of Dundee United to Ibrox, in their first game back after Europa League drama.

Gers beat RB Leipzig 3-1 at Ibrox on Thursday (5 May) to reach the final of the competition, and with the league title all but lost Giovanni van Bronckhorst has rung the changes.

Jon McLaughlin comes in for Allen McGregor who is out of the squad. Leon King is in at the back for Calvin Bassey.

Scott Wright is the only player ahead of that who keeps his place from the Leipzig win, with Steven Davis, James Sands and Aaron Ramsey coming in, along with substitutes in midweek Scott Arfield and Fashion Sakala getting a start.

Priorities

Celtic’s victory over Hearts on Saturday all but confirmed they will be crowned champions this season, but a victory at Ibrox would force the Glasgow rivals to wait.

That is no longer the priority for the Light Blues, with two finals on the horizon.

The three game stretch of SPFL fixtures will be an opportunity for some squad players to feature, as van Bronckhorst looks to avoid further injuries.

Returnees will also need to build up some fitness ahead of the meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville, and the Scottish Cup final just days later.

The final game of the league season against Hearts will be a dress rehearsal for the cup final, so both sides are likely to be playing their cards close to their chests on that one.

The Dundee United visit will inevitably suffer in comparison to the raucous scenes at Ibrox in midweek, and this side has shown it has a fallibility to fall flat after the emotional European exertions.

In other Rangers news, Kenny Miller has made a prediction on one key first-team player’s future with European glory in view.