By Mike Slater

4th Aug, 2022 | 6:30pm

Predicted Rangers starting XI v Kilmarnock: Ben Davies and Ridvan Yilmaz start

Rangers will look to bounce back immediately on Saturday afternoon as they take on Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will make numerous changes after the embarrassing performance against Union Saint-Gilloise in the Champions League qualifiers.

Ryan Kent and John Souttar remain injury doubts for the clash, with both most likely missing out with bigger goals being looked at in the future.

Allan McGregor will come back in for his first appearance of the season with Jon McLaughlin not proving himself one little bit as a number one as of yet.

James Tavernier and Connor Goldson will keep their spots in the side as they always do, but there will be two very big and intriguing changes at the back.

Ridvan Yilmaz and Ben Davies will make their full official debuts for the club, with Borna Barisic and James Sands once again dropping to the bench.

John Lundstram is the one constant in holding midfield, and he will once again keep his spot in this side.

The man above, Scott Arfield, will get the nod in midfield ahead of Glen Kamara, who has really struggled in this new role he has been handed – with the Canadian looking to build on his goal against Livingston.

Malik Tillman has caught the eye most of the new signings so far, and he will get the chance to start a Scottish Premiership clash for the first time.

With Kent likely out, Tom Lawrence will be pushed out wide with Rabbi Matondo put on the other wing to create real problems for the newly promoted Kilmarnock.

Antonio Colak will benefit from the lack of options around him right now, but he will desperately need a goal to keep his spot beyond this fixture moving forward.

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