Changes galore? Rangers Predicted XI vs St Mirren
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Rangers predicted XI vs St Mirren

Rangers are back to SPL action on Saturday afternoon, taking on St Mirren at Ibrox, in a 3pm kick-off.
After rotating the squad against Cowdenbeath, it’s likely that Steven Gerrard will ring the changes.

A number of players got much needed run outs in the Scottish Cup. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The side that takes on The Buddies, is likely to be more similar to that which defeated Livingston 3-0, on Sunday.
However, I expect the manager to stick with two up top.
St Mirren are currently bottom of the league, and Rangers will to look to go after them from the off.

Personnel changes

Gers and Scotland no.1, Allan McGregor, is set to return after a rare outing for Wes Foderingham.

McGregor is the undoubted first choice at Ibrox. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

James Tavernier got the night off in midweek, and he will replace the once again disappointing, Jon Flanagan.
As yet, it’s unknown if Connor Goldson will be fit in time for this one.

If not, expect the partnership of Nikola Katic and Joe Worrall – which successfully shut out Livi – to be reunited. Borna Barisic should also come in at left-back.
Midfield is where the most uncertainty lies.
If Gerrard opts for two up front, there are four spots up for grabs.
Ryan Jack is crucial to this team and should continue, alongside either Steven Davis or Ross McCrorie.

Jack is the only ever=present so far in 2019. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Neither Scott Arfield, nor Ryan Kent, were required at Central Park, and they may return for Lassana Coulibaly and Daniel Candeias.
El Buffalo will be raring to go after a stint on the bench during the week, and although Kyle Lafferty ended his goal drought, Jermain Defoe is his most likely strike partner.

Rangers Predicted XI vs St Mirren (H) 02/02/2019

GK – Allan McGregor
RB – James Tavernier
CB – Joe Worrall 
CB – Nikola Katic
LB – Borna Barisic
CDM – Ryan Jack
CM – Steven Davis
CM- Scott Arfield 
CAM – Ryan Kent
ST – Alfredo Morelos 
ST – Jermain Defoe

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