By Anthony Onifade

25th May, 2023 | 5:10pm

Alfredo Morelos axed by Michael Beale in four changes - Rangers predicted XI v St Mirren

Michael Beale could be forced into some changes for the final league game of this season when Rangers travel to St Mirren on Saturday (27 May).

The Light Blues enter this final-day contest off the back of a lacklustre 2-2 draw against Hearts on Wednesday evening [24 May] in their last Ibrox game of the campaign, and said goodbye to their departing stars such as Alfredo Morelos, Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield.

With Beale preparing to have one last look at his squad before a huge summer rebuild, he may refrain from including any of his departing players and again run the rule over which players can prove key to his transformation ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Veteran goalkeeper McGregor certainly played his last Ibrox game of a glittering Rangers career against Hearts but is likely to lose his place to Robby McCrorie who will be looking to redeem himself after his edgy showing against Hibernian.

Captain James Tavernier will continue in his undisputed key role at right-back after netting his 101st goal for the club last time out, though he did struggle to make an impression against Hearts, even bringing some unlikely criticism from Sky Sports commentator Andy Walker.

However, the veteran right-back will be more than worth his weight in gold to correct that against St Mirren on Saturday.

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Ridvan Yilmaz failed to impress at left-back too against Hearts, and Borna Barisic who sat out the 2-2 draw should likely come into the team to replace him.

Connor Goldson is out for 10 weeks and could miss the start of the new season and Ben Davies is unlikely to have recovered just yet, meaning John Souttar and Leon King will continue their partnership at the heart of the defence, with the latter looking to impress Beale ahead of next season.

In midfield, Beale chose to start the likely departing Glen Kamara alongside John Lundstram and Nicolas Raskin in his three-man midfield.

However, the Finnish international was once again underwhelming in his first start since February, which means Beale will be tempted to return his attention to Jack, who recently committed his future to the Gers for another season.

In attack, Kent who is injured has already said his goodbyes after the Hearts encounter and will not feature because of injury.

Morelos who was back to his controversial standards against the Tynecastle outfit will almost certainly sit this one out with Beale choosing to start Rabbi Matondo alongside the impressive Fashion Sakala in his two-man strikeforce.

Todd Cantwell seems to be the main man in attack now under Beale and will start for Rangers behind the lighting-quick duo after he extended his impressive goalscoring run in the draw against Hearts on Wednesday.

In other Rangers news, Sky Sports journalist Andrew Dickson gives his take after Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent depart Ibrox.