Rangers predicted XI v Braga as resurgent hero recalled
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Rangers predicted XI v Braga as resurgent hero recalled

Rangers are preparing to face off against Braga in the Europa League and all attention has turned to how the Gers will line up a they bid to make a first Euro semi-final since 2008.

Rangers currently trail 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal but the tie is anything but over with the Ibrox crowd cheering the Gers on in Glasgow.

Alfredo Morelos is the most high-profile absentee for the match with the Colombian initially joining Ianis Hagi on the sidelines until the end of the season.

Filip Helander has picked up a foot injury but the big Swede would not be available anyway given the centre-back is not registered in the European squad.

Rangers predicted XI v Braga

In goal, we expect Rangers to stick with Allan McGregor, so often the hero on nights like this, with a back four in front of him.

James Tavernier and Connor Goldson are shoo-ins to start and we’re backing Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic to be involved alongside them.

Croatian full-back Borna is a man reborn and his qualities can so often be a difference-maker when on form.

In midfield, we’re backing Ryan Jack to start alongside John Lundstram – who we’re backing to pass a late fitness test – with Aaron Ramsey ahead of them.

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Ryan Kent is a nailed-on starter on the left-wing whilst we fancy Kemar Roofe to be given the nod as the main striker following a weekend hat-trick against St Mirren.

There is a big decision to make on the right but we fancy Rangers to stick with Joe Aribo and this is the XI that can topple Braga and earn a spot in the final four of the Europa League.

Rangers predicted XI v Braga: 4-3-3-/4-2-3-1

GK – Allan McGregor

DR – James Tavernier

DC – Connor Goldson

DC – Leon Balogun

DL – Borna Barisic

CDM – Ryan Jack

CDM – John Lundstram

CAM – Aaron Ramsey

RW – Joe Aribo

LW – Ryan Kent

ST – Kemar Roofe

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