Rangers Predicted XI for Europa League clash against Young Boys
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Rangers Predicted XI for Europa League clash against Young Boys

Following the disappointment of the League Cup final, Rangers are back in action on Thursday evening against BSC Young Boys.

The Gers have control of their own fate going into this one and need just a draw to guarantee progression to the knockout stages, which would constitute a massive achievement.

Young Boys come into the game top of the Swiss Super League but in the midst of some patchy form. Although they scraped past lowly Luzern 1-0 at the weekend, they were beaten 3-0 by Basel a fortnight ago and lost at home to Porto last time out in this competition.

Young Boys lost 2-1 to Porto on their last Europa League Group G outing. (Photo by Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

It’s unlikely that Steven Gerrard will make many changes to his XI, given Sunday’s largely dominant display.

Steven Davis will miss out again through injury, while Filip Helander must be a serious doubt after limping off at Hampden.

Therefore, we’re predicting that Croatian colossus, Nikola Katic, will make his first start since October, partnering Connor Goldson in defence.

Elsewhere, it’s likely that the same personnel will continue.

Joe Aribo showed glimpses in the opening stages at the weekend, and while Ryan Kent disappointed, he’s undoubtedly the club’s best wide player.

Meanwhile, Alfredo Morelos is nailed on to start as he gets a chance to get back to goalscoring ways.

Morelos will be hoping to partially atone for Sunday’s penalty miss. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

It’s a possibility that Jordan Jones could be fit enough to return to the squad to add some much-needed pace from the bench, while plenty of fans will be hoping that the oft-overlooked Greg Stewart finally gets an opportunity at some point.

Rangers Predicted XI vs Young Boys (H) – 12/12/2019

GK – Allan McGregor 

RB – James Tavernier

CB – Connor Goldson 

CB – Nikola Katic 

LB – Borna Barisic 

CDM – Glen Kamara 

CM – Scott Arfield 

CM – Ryan Jack 

RF – Joe Aribo 

LF – Ryan Kent 

ST – Alfredo Morelos