Following on from a huge Europa League victory in Braga, we’ve selected our Rangers Predicted XI for Saturday evening’s huge Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hearts.
The Gers defied the odds in Portugal and supporters will be hoping that the quality of that performance can be repeated in Edinburgh.
Tynecastle hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Steven Gerrard this season, with his side drawing there in October before falling to a damaging defeat in January.
Hearts’ form has been wretched since that result, though, and this time the Gers boss will be plotting a different outcome.
Such was the cohesiveness of the performance at the Estadio Municipal de Braga, it’s unlikely many changes will be made for this one, despite the quick turnaround.
Filip Helander is still out injured, but Jermain Defoe could return and there’s otherwise a near clean bill of health as the players eye up a trip to Hampden.
George Edmundson is near certain to keep his place alongside Connor Goldson following his remarkable Europa League debut, with the back four set to remain the same.
The midfield three imposed themselves in Braga and Gerrard could elect to keep things consistent. However, Joe Aribo has also been impressive recently and could come in for Steven Davis to add some fresh legs.
Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent are set to retain their spots after combining for the winner on Wednesday night, but Florian Kamberi is cup-tied and will miss out.
Alfredo Morelos has six goals in eight appearances against Hearts and will return to the team with a point to prove after lacklustre recent form.
Rangers Predicted XI vs Hearts (A) – 29/02/2020
GK – Allan McGregor
RB – James Tavernier
CB – Connor Goldson
CB – George Edmundson
LB – Borna Barisic
CDM – Ryan Jack
CM – Scott Arfield
CM – Joe Aribo
AM – Ianis Hagi
AM – Ryan Kent
ST – Alfredo Morelos