Rangers fans have responded on social media after the Gers starting XI to take on Motherwell was confirmed.

It’s finally flag day at Ibrox, and Steven Gerrard will be determined to deliver a win to ensure that his squad can’t be accused of being distracted by the occasion.

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Steven Gerrard needs a response from his players after a 2-0 defeat to Lyon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Several important players were unavailable for selection, including Filip Helander, Ryan Jack, Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi, while Alfredo Morelos was only fit enough to make the bench after picking up a knock on Thursday night against Lyon.

However, the manager has still managed to select a strong-looking XI.

Allan McGregor is between the sticks for only the second time in the league this season, and he’s shielded by a back four of James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Jack Simpson and Borna Barisic.

In midfield, veteran Steven Davis continues and is supported by Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo.

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Finally, there’s an exciting front three, with Fashion Sakala, Scott Wright and Kemar Roofe all starting.

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Fashion Sakala has made the Rangers starting XI vs Motherwell. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Juninho Bacuna makes the bench and could be handed his Rangers debut at some stage in the contest.

Will this side be strong enough to defeat Graham Alexander’s Motherwell?

The reaction to the team news was largely positive, with plenty of fans delighted to see Sakala handed a chance to shine.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


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