'Didn't expect this' 'Greg Stewart lives' - These Bears react to Gers starting XI vs Lincoln
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Rangers fans react to starting XI vs Lincoln Red Imps

Rangers fans have reacted on social media after the starting XI was confirmed for this afternoon’s second-round Europa League qualifier against Lincoln Red Imps.

The Gers are overwhelming favourites for the clash at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar.

Rangers are taking on Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar  (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard’s men reached the Last 16 of the Europa League proper last season, while Lincoln were knocked out at this stage by FC Ararat-Armenia.


The semi-professional club did shock Celtic on their artificial surface in 2016, though, so they shouldn’t be underestimated.

Rangers’ respect for Lincoln is reflected in the visitor’s starting XI, with Gerrard retaining a number of players from the side that thrashed Dundee United 4-0 on Saturday.

Allan McGregor returns to the Rangers starting XI against Lincoln Red Imps. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Allan McGregor returns between the sticks in place of Jon McLaughlin, for his first appearance since early August.

There’s just one change to the back four, with George Edmundson replacing Filip Helander for the Englishman’s first outing of the season.

In midfield, Glen Kamara and Scott Arfield take up the two deeper-lying roles.

Summer signing Cedric Itten leads the line in his first European appearance for the club and he will be supported by an attacking trio of Kemar Roofe, Ianis Hagi and Greg Stewart, who, as predicted, comes in for his first start of the 2020/21 campaign.

There are places on the bench for the likes of Steven Davis, Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Jermain Defoe.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

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