Rangers travel to Rugby Park on Sunday for their final league assignment of the 2018/19 season.

Their opposition, Killie, are attempting to secure third place, and with it, a spot in Europa League qualifying.

Steve Clarke has already bested Steven Gerrard on multiple occasions this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

For the Gers, it’s about keeping their run going.

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They have won six on the bounce, and are looking to make it a clean sweep of post-split fixtures.

Tuesday’s news that Jon Flanagan has been cited by the SFA for elbowing Scott Brown [STV], means he’s set to miss this game and the opening fixture of next season.

Flanagan and Brown have words after the off the ball incident. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Therefore, Borna Barisic and Andy Halliday are battling it out to replace him.


Summer signing, Barisic, is likely to shade it. He could do with a strong showing to prove his worth before the transfer window reopens.

Elsewhere, there may be a few alterations. Steven Gerrard admitted after Sunday’s win over Celtic that several players had picked up knocks [RangersTV]. The manager is yet to elaborate on who, though, so best not to speculate for now.

El Bufalo to return to the XI?

Two players who could come in, are Ross McCrorie and Alfredo Morelos. The former has been starved of game time since the arrival of Glen Kamara, in January. As this game has little tangible meaning for the Gers, though, the fan favourite could be given a run out.

Meanwhile, Morelos is looking to become the first Ibrox striker since Kris Boyd to hit 30 goals in a season. Jermain Defoe has performed extremely well of late, but given this could be the Colombian’s last game for the club, he is likely to get the nod.

Morelos was a late substitute during Sunday’s Old Firm win. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This could also represent a farewell for Ryan Kent. His loan deal expires at the end of the season, and as yet, his future is uncertain.

On the bench, there may be room for a few up and coming talents. The likes of Josh McPake and Dapo Mebude have enjoyed impressive campaigns with the Reserves and their age group side. They are most likely to benefit if Stevie G feels like handing out a debut or two.

Lastly, Matt Polster could be in line to add to his solitary appearance since joining in January.

Rangers Predicted XI vs Kilmarnock 19/05/2019 (A):

GK – Wes Foderingham 


RB – James Tavernier

CB – Connor Goldson

CB – Nikola Katic

LB – Borna Barisic

CDM – Ross McCrorie

CM – Steven Davis 

CM – Ryan Jack 

RAM – Scott Arfield 

LAM – Ryan Kent 

ST – Alfredo Morelos

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