By Mike Slater

28th Jul, 2022 | 8:00pm

Rangers predicted starting XI v Livingston: Antonio Colak, John Souttar, Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo get debuts

Rangers travel to Livingston on Saturday afternoon as they finally get the Scottish Premiership underway once again, this time for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first full season.

The Bears have been busy in the summer window, bringing in seven new faces, all of which will be present apart from Ridvan Yilmaz as he awaits clearance.

Pre-season was successful too, with Spurs taken all the way in a 2-1 defeat, but West Ham were smashed at Ibrox 3-1 as they couldn’t handle the new-look attack.

Allan McGregor will keep his spot as number one this weekend, completing the full 90 minutes against Spurs and looking as good as ever with some great saves again.

James Tavernier and Connor Goldson will be the two locked into the defence all season, with both having signed or set to sign new contracts to end speculation.

John Souttar will be the first to make a full official debut alongside Goldson, and it will be Borna Barisic completing the back four with Calvin Bassey having moved to Ajax.

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John Lundstram will be backed for that holding role this time around, with a more attack-minded midfield three favoured as Ryan Jack starts on the bench.

Glen Kamara will then be the transitional man in the middle of the park, combining the front four with those behind him as the second debutant, Tom Lawrence gets the nod in the number 10 role.

Ryan Kent will start on the left and will once again be the main man behind our push to pick up silverware in every competition we enter this season.

The opposite wing will see Rabbi Matondo continue after he set the squad alight in pre-season, adding goals and assists almost instantly after joining from Schalke.

Finishing the lineup will be Antonio Colak, making it four full debuts handed out from van Bronckhorst as he looks to get the season off to the exact same start as the 21/22 campaign.

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

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer