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Rangers fans surprised by starting XI for Scottish Cup tie vs Hearts

Rangers fans have reacted with shock following the announcement of the starting XI for this evening’s Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hearts.

The Gers travel to Tynecastle for the third time this season, hoping to book a spot in a Hampden Park semi-final.

Rangers fans have responded after Steven Gerrard named his XI for the Scottish Cup quarter-final clash against Hearts. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has had his struggles in Edinburgh, overseeing a draw here in October and a damaging defeat in January.


He’ll be looking for a much better performance from his players this time around, though, and had little in the way of injury concerns heading into the game.

In the end, he opted to make two changes to the side who defeated Braga in Portugal on Wednesday.

Allan McGregor was retained between the sticks and both the back four and midfield three were left unchanged.

However, he has gone for a new-look front three, with Joe Aribo coming in for Ianis Hagi and Greg Stewart making a rare start up front.

Jermain Defoe returns to the bench after a month out through injury, but the big news is that Alfredo Morelos is missing from the squad entirely.

Morelos was not named in the Rangers squad for the Scottish Cup clash. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Will this side be strong enough to secure victory over the Jambos?

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

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