Rangers have a few headaches in the run up to the season’s first Old Firm.
The team have had a tough schedule at the start of this season and after Thursday night’s exploits and the 6000-mile round trip there’s bound to be some tired legs.
The focus is firmly on this tie now as Rangers look to take a psychological advantage into the rest of the season.
Will Coulibaly be fit? Will Gerrard go with two up top? Do Rangers aim to play it safe like they do away in Europe?
I fancy Rangers to start with the 4-3-3 they play in Europe as it can frustrate teams, offers support on the flanks and is constructive for counters.
Expect a few changes from Thursday’s team but no many as Gerrard looks to keep some consistency against our rivals. Expect Borna Barisic to return and Flanagan to fall to the bench. If Coulibaly makes it, Arfield drops out as Ejaria has been superb. There’s also a surprise inclusion on the left wing for Rangers. Not his first time playing there in an Old Firm.
What do you think of this team below?
GK – MCGREGOR
DR – TAVERNIER
DC – GOLDSON
DC – KATIC
DL – BARISIC
CDM – COULIBALY
CM – JACK
CM – EJARIA
LW – LAFFERTY
ST – MORELOS
RW – CANDEIAS