Rangers are preparing to visit Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership and have some big Malik Tillman and Ridvan Yilmaz calls to make.
Michael Beale’s vision for a new look Rangers has begun to take shape with both the Bayern loanee and Turkish international central to it.
But whilst the likes of Nico Raskin and Todd Cantwell have begun to establish themselves as starters, injuries have disrupted the other two young stars who are looking to become permanent fixtures of the starting XI.
The clash with Motherwell represents an opportunity for both Malik Tillman and Ridvan Yilmaz to come into the side, with Michael Beale himself hinting as much following the win over Raith Rovers.
Ridvan returned after almost five months out in the Scottish Cup victory, and could be in line to replace Borna Barisic, whose wife is close to giving birth.
Tillman hasn’t been seen since the meagre League Cup Final showing and Beale claimed the Fir Park clash could see him return.
But we suspect that whilst the former will make the starting XI, the latter might be used from the bench.
The addition of Ridvan Yilmaz will come alongside four familiar faces in Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson and Ben Davies in defence.
In midfield, we fancy Ryan Jack to come back into the side alongside new blood Raskin and Cantwell.
Up top, we expect Ryan Kent and Fashion Sakala to continue alongside Antonio Colak with Alfredo Morelos still not doing enough to merit a start.
We suspect Rangers might then reintroduce Malik Tillman from the bench but time will tell how Michael Beale lines up v Motherwell.
Rangers fans will be expecting another three points in Lanarkshire whilst hoping Celtic slip up against Hibs and the club can begin to dig into that nine point advantage in the Premiership table.
Rangers predicted XI v Motherwell – 4–3-3
GK – Allan McGregor
DR – James Tavernier
DC – Connor Goldson
DC – Ben Davies
DL – Ridvan Yilmaz
CDM – Ryan Jack
CM – Todd Cantwell
CM – Nico Raskin
RF – Fashion Sakala
LF – Ryan Kent
ST – Antonio Colak