Rangers are back in action after last weekend’s Old Firm win when they travel to Pittodrie on Sunday to take on Aberdeen – and Steven Gerrard looks certain to make at least one change from last weekend.
The Light Blues have won their last 14 league games as part of a 22-game unbeaten run to start the season and Gerrard’s side are now in pole position to claim their first title in a decade.
The league leaders head to Pittodrie to face an Aberdeen side sitting third in the table with three wins from their last five Premiership outings.
With the poor start to 2020 lingering in the memory of fans, Rangers will be hoping to make it 15 wins in a row and open up a 22-point lead on Celtic ahead of their clash with Hibs.
In goal, Allan McGregor is almost certain to retain his place in the side, with the veteran making it 402 appearances for the Light Blues as he approaches his 39th birthday at the end of the month.
Ahead of McGregor, there is likely to be an unchanged back four of James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic.
The Light Blues defence have done a fantastic job so far this season, keeping 18 clean sheets from 22 Premiership games so far this season, and smashing several club and Scottish defensive records along the way.
The Gers’ back-line has also been a massive contributor in attack for Steven Gerrard’s side with Tavernier, Goldson and Barisic racking up 15 goals and 14 assists between them in the league.
With Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack both still on the sidelines, Gerrard’s options in midfield are limited and the trio that started at Ibrox last Saturday should get the nod in the Granite City this weekend too.
Steven Davis, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo took a while to get to grips with the game last weekend but the Ibrox midfield have been excellent this season and will be key to getting three points at Pittodrie.
Aribo’s footwork and ingenuity has helped the Gers out a few times already this season and, after a slow start since returning from injury, Aribo will be hoping for a big performance against the Dons.
The front three is where Gerrard is likely to make a change for the Aberdeen game with Ianis Hagi coming back into the side in place of Kemar Roofe after Roofe was injured in the Old Firm.
Hagi has really stepped his game up in recent weeks and it was something of a surprise to see him miss out on a start against Celtic last weekend.
Alongside Hagi, Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent will assume their usual responsibilities for Gerrard’s side and look to fire the Gers to a 22-point lead at the top of the Premiership before Celtic take on Hibs on Monday.
Here’s how we think Rangers will line up against Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen on Sunday:
Rangers will now have the opportunity to go 22 points clear in the title race v Aberdeen but any talk of title celebrations should be shelved until the club actually wins it.