Will Gerrard play safe with this team selection on Sunday? Lafferty starts.
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Predicted XI v Celtic - Lafferty starts Old Firm

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.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – AUGUST 23: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Play Off match between Rangers and FC Ufa at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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?

4-3-3

GK – MCGREGOR

DR – TAVERNIER

DC – GOLDSON

DC – KATIC

DL – BARISIC

CDM – COULIBALY

CM – JACK

CM – EJARIA

LW – LAFFERTY

ST – MORELOS

RW – CANDEIAS

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