The returning former Gers assistant has won four and drawn one of his five games in charge, earning the ex-QPR boss the accolade of Manager of the Month in the Scottish Premiership.
It’s certainly a sign that the club are pulling in the right direction and as Celtic defeat Kilmarnock 2-0, anything but a victory will surely put an end to any faint flickers of a title challenge.
As Rangers head into the game the team’s structure is beginning to look like something more familiar after a run of season-hampering injuries in the first half of the campaign.
The likes of Connor Goldson and Ben Davies have impressed at centre-back – and we’re backing them both to start here – with James Tavernier and the returning Borna Barisic at right and left back.
Allan McGregor is tipped to continue between the sticks with one of two changes from the 2-2 draw with Celtic coming in the shape of Ryan Jack, who we reckon will start alongside John Lundstram.
In front of the midfield pair, we’ll back Malik Tillman to start with the impressive Fashion Sakala continuing on the right and Ryan Kent playing off the left.
With Alfredo Morelos playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks and Antonio Colak now having been back in training for a while, we reckon the big Croatian will get the nod in the second change at Tannadice.
The 29-year-old striker has 14 goals this season, with 11 in the Scottish Premiership, but hasn’t been seen since the 1-0 win over Hearts in November.
Rangers predicted XI v Dundee United – 4-2-3-1
GK – Allan McGregor
DR – James Tavernier
DC – Connor Goldson
DC – Ben Davies
DL – Borna Barisic
CDM – John Lundstram
CDM – Ryan Jack
CAM – Malik Tillman
RW – Fashion Sakala
ST – Antonio Colak
LW – Ryan Kent