Rangers take on Hibernian at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon in their first post-split Premiership fixture.

The Gers should come into the game full of confidence and also relatively well-rested due to the lack of a midweek match.

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Rangers’ first post-split Premiership fixture is against Hibernian at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

55 may have been secured over a month ago but there’s still plenty left to play for in the league, with an unbeaten record to protect against a Hibs side that looks set to clinch third place this season.

Rangers hammered Cove Rangers 4-0 in the third round of the Scottish Cup last weekend with a relatively strong side, but Steven Gerrard is still likely to make several changes for this one.

Allan McGregor is set to come in for Jon McLaughlin in goal having been rested against Cove, while Borna Barisic is likely to replace Calvin Bassey at left-back, with the rest of the back four – Nathan Patterson, Connor Goldson and Filip Helander – retaining their places.

 

In midfield, Steven Davis and Glen Kamara should continue, but Joe Aribo is likely to earn a recall in place of Scott Arfield. If selected, the Nigeria international will occupy the most advanced role of the three.

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At the top end of the pitch, the manager faces selection headaches.

Scott Wright impressed in the Scottish Cup but he and Ianis Hagi may miss out to Kemar Roofe in the battle for the final spot in the front three, with Ryan Kent likely to come in on the left and Alfredo Morelos set to lead the line in place of Jermain Defoe.

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Kemar Roofe should retain his place in the starting XI following a brace against Cove Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers Predicted XI vs Hibernian (H) – 3pm kick-off on Sunday 11/04/2021:

Meanwhile, a Rangers loanee has suffered an injury blow as his chances of impressing Steven Gerrard are dealt a severe blow.

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