Rangers fans have responded on social media after the Gers starting XI was confirmed for Sunday afternoon’s Premiership fixture against Dundee United [Rangers FC Twitter].
Rangers are hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premiership table to 18 points ahead of Celtic’s evening clash with Ross County in the Highlands, while the Terrors are seeking a win at Ibrox that would move them into the top six.
Steven Gerrard had a number of issues to deal with heading into the game, with skipper James Tavernier injured and forward Kemar Roofe suspended, while Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey and Bongani Zungu were all also unavailable after breaching Covid protocols last weekend.
In all, the manager has made four changes from the side that defeated Royal Antwerp 4-3 in Belgium on Thursday night.
Allan McGregor starts in goal, while Leon Balogun replaces Tavernier to join Connor Goldson, Filip Helander and Borna Barisic in the back four.
In midfield, Ryan Jack returns in place of Glen Kamara, while Joe Aribo drops back to midfield at the expense of Scott Arfield, with Steven Davis retaining his place.
At the top end of the pitch, Ianis Hagi fills the void left by Aribo and Ryan Kent returns in place of Roofe, while Alfredo Morelos continues in the no.9 role.
Will this team be strong enough to secure all three points?
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Ooft, strong team, not messing about.
— Tags (@tagsbo) February 21, 2021
The Prince is back 😍 pic.twitter.com/BSRkvAueKH
— Jordan🏴 (@JordanC1872) February 21, 2021
Thought Davis would have got a rest after Thursday, looked knackered, also considering the amount he’s played the last 2/3 months as well
— Greig apparently (@GreigSRobertson) February 21, 2021
My guys back today come on Alfredo give us a hatrick pic.twitter.com/0McRoQy9A2
— Shane duffy loyal 🇬🇧 (@RfcWullieb) February 21, 2021
Kamaradona on the bench 🧐
— Goshy (@ggh1992) February 21, 2021
— Declan Little (@Declan_1872_) February 21, 2021
Absolutely agree with this. Thought Kent wouldn’t start cos he had a knock but fantastic
— LewisWeenie (@LewisWeenie) February 21, 2021
Rangers games with Kamara on the bench dont go well. Hope am wrong.
— Cal (@CallumMacaulay8) February 21, 2021
Good lineup 👌 Mon the Gers 💙🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Daisy (@daisy_ht1) February 21, 2021
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