Sorely-missed international returns, faith kept in star; predicted Xi v Kilmarnock
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Rangers predicted XI v Kilmarnock; international returns, faith kept in star

Rangers are preparing to bounce back from their stuttering draw against Livingston as they to welcome Kilmarnock to Ibrox this weekend.

The Rugby Park outfit are set to travel to Glasgow having taken points off Old Firm rivals Celtic two weeks previously and will likely set up similarly at Ibrox.

Alex Dyer’s side proved they were no pushovers in their draw with Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But with no plastic pitch and Rangers at home, this is a match you fully expect the Gers to take full points in and hopefully banish those West Lothian blues.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

As the dust settles on the Livi result supporters will do well to turn their attention to the Kilmarnock game and get fully behind the team.

Should Rangers defeat Alex Dyer’s men they’ll go nine points clear of Old Firm rivals Celtic and turn up the pressure ahead of their tricky trip to Tannadice later in the day.

Awaydays could prove increasingly challenging for both Old Firm sides without the normal presence of supporters so Gers fans will be hoping to take home advantage and that Celtic toil on the road.

The Ibrox side are also coming off the back of four clean sheets in their opening four matches – a record held since the Bull Struth era – and will be expecting to keep it up.

Steven Gerrard’s side couldn’t find the back of the net at Livingston but will be emboldened by keeping yet another clean sheet.

It’s difficult to envisage any major changes to the side but should Nigerian international Joe Aribo be fit – as Steven Gerrard suggested he might be – his inclusion will likely be the only major change.

Joe Aribo is a big player for Rangers and was sorely missed against Livingston. (Photo by Stuart Wallace/Pool via Getty Images)

Ianis Hagi has also come under fire from Rangers fans who want to see more from the player but Steven Gerrard may well choose to stick with the attacking midfielder.

Here’s how we think Rangers could line-up against Kilmarnock as they prepare for another challenging game against the low-block:

Rangers predicted starting XI v Kilmarnock – 4-2-3-1

GK – Jon McLaughlin

DR – James Tavernier

DC – Connor Goldson

DC – Filip Helander

DL – Borna Barisic

CM – Ryan Jack

CM – Glen Kamara

RF – Joe Aribo

AM – Ianis Hagi

LF – Ryan Kent

ST – Alfredo Morelos


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