Rangers are expected to ring the changes for the League Cup visit of Dundee as the Gers look to progress to the semi-final stage of the competition.
Should the Gers defeat the Championship outfit it would book the club a trip to Hampden and the opportunity to reach the competition’s final for the first time since 2019.
Rangers haven’t lifted the trophy since Nikica Jelavic scored the winner against Celtic in a 2-1 win back in the 2010/11 season and manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst will hope to break the duck this season.
This is after the Dutch coach lifted Rangers’ first Scottish Cup since 2009 with the League Cup needed to complete the set and – hopefully – consign the club’s unceremonious relegation in 2012 to the history books once and for all.
We expect Rangers to make six changes ahead of the League Cup clash with Dundee and back at least three Academy players to get starts.
There has been much debate surrounding the goalkeeping position at Ibrox with Allan McGregor set to be rotated regardless of whether it’s Jon McLaughlin or Robby McCrorie who gets the start.
We expect veteran goalie McLaughlin will get the nod for the match, with Academy graduates Adam Devine and Leon King joining Ben Davies and Ridvan Yilmaz in the back four.
We’re backing Rangers B team star Charlie McCann to get the start for the match alongside John Lundstram, with Malik Tillman retaining his place in front of them.
We then back Fashion Sakala to return to the squad with Alfredo Morelos coming into the side and Rabbi Matondo being given another chance out right.
Rangers predicted XI v Dundee ahead of League Cup
GK – Jon McLaughlin
DR – Adam Devine
DC – Ben Davies
DC – Leon King
DL – Ridvan Yilmaz
CM – John Lundstram
CM – Charlie McCann
CAM – Malik Tillman
RW – Fashion Sakala
ST – Alfredo Morelos
LW – Rabbi Matondo