Rangers take on Feyenoord on Thursday evening in what is a mouthwatering Europa League tie.

The Gers are currently second in Group G on seven points, while Feyenoord are third on four, following a draw at home to Young Boys last time out [BBC Sport].

Rangers defeated Porto last time round courtesy of goals from Morelos and Davis. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

So far on the road, the Gers have lost to Young Boys, in a game they should have at least taken a point from, and drawn with Porto, in a game they could so easily have won.

One point from two games isn’t a spectacular return, but both contests were highly competitive.

In Rotterdam, Stevie G is surely likely to deploy similar tactics to those used at Porto. Rangers should look to come out and press with energy, before looking to counter with pace and precision.

The inclusion of Kent and Barker on the wings against Porto gave Rangers pace and energy. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

In terms of personnel, despite a jittery display in the 3-1 win against Hamilton on Sunday, it’s unlikely there will be wholesale changes.

The back four had a bad day at the office with BT Sport pundit Ally McCoist slamming Connor Goldson and James Tavernier in particular. However, given that the same defence kept a clean sheet in the home game against Feyenoord, it’s unlikely that any changes will be made.

In midfield, Steven Davis will almost certainly return, with Joe Aribo dropping to the bench.

After dropping out of the starting XI on Sunday following international duty, Alfredo Morelos is also nailed on to replace Jermain Defoe.

Defoe will provide a second striking option from the bench. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ryan Kent will retain his place on the left, but after another poor display at the weekend, Scott Arfield’s position is under threat.

Going with two out-and-out wingers in Porto worked to good effect, so it would seem to be a toss-up between Brandon Barker and Sheyi Ojo.

It’s a close one, with neither player a stand out in recent times, but Barker may just shade it. He struggled to get into the most recent group game at Ibrox, but grafted hard and offered a good option on the counter at the Dragao.

The ex-Manchester City man offers more work-rate than Ojo, who struggled to make an impact off the bench at Hamilton.

Predicted XI vs Feyenoord (A) – 28/11/2019

GK – Allan McGregor 

RB – James Tavernier 

CB – Connor Goldson

CB – Filip Helander 

LB – Borna Barisic 

CDM – Glen Kamara 

CM – Ryan Jack 

CM – Steven Davis 

RF – Brandon Barker 

LF – Ryan Kent 

ST – Alfredo Morelos

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