Rangers are finally back in action tomorrow night when Gio van Bronckhorst‘s side take on Aberdeen Pittodrie – and the Gers boss faces heading to the Granite City with a host of first-team stars unavailable.
With Joe Aribo at AFCON with Nigeria, Leon Balogun, Fil Helander, Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield and Kemar Roofe all look set to miss out against Aberdeen with Rangers looking to kick off 2022 with three points.
The Gers sit six points clear ahead of Celtic at the top of the table ahead of the Parkhead side facing Hibs tonight and it could put a little bit more pressure on if last season’s runners-up can get a win against the Hibees.
New signing James Sands could come into contention for a Rangers debut but it seems more likely that the American will start the game on the bench tomorrow night.
The back five of Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey and Borna Barisic are likely to get the nod to start tomorrow night but after that there is likely to be a number of changes.
John Lundstram could come in for a rare start given the absence of Davis, Aribo and Arfield, with Ianis Hagi also likely to start in the midfield three beside Glen Kamara.
Kemar Roofe’s absence leaves a decision between Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala on the right and the ex-Aberdeen man should be given the chance to sink his old side alongside Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos.
Here’s how we thinks Rangers will line up tomorrow night at Pittodrie: