Gerrard to go full strength, key man returns – predicted XI v Rapid
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Rangers v Rapid: Predicted XI

Rangers v Rapid was always going to be an important game for Rangers.

If Rangers are to progress in Europe, they must look to take something in both games against the Austrians. At home, they need to be taking maximum points.

The game has an added significance after the defeat to Livi at the weekend. The result was a real sore one to take and seems to have knocked the stuffing out of the fans a little.

Questions over player’s commitment away from home domestically hasn’t helped.

The players were in good spirits in training as they prepared for this one. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Europa League has offered Rangers fans plenty of smiles so far this season. It has also offered plenty of big nights at Ibrox. Tonight will be no different.

Expect the Govan Fortress to be rocking as Gers fans enjoy their first home game back in Europe proper for close to a decade. Rapid Vienna pose an interesting threat having changed their manager between now and the weekend.

We expect Gerrard to revert to type for Rangers v Rapid. He already said he’d ring the changes after Livi, so here’s the team we expect to turn out for Rangers tonight.

4-3-3

GK – MCGREGOR

DR – TAVERNIER

DC – GOLDSON

DC – KATIC

DL – FLANAGAN

CDM – HALLIDAY

CM – ARFIELD

CM – COULIBALY

LW – KENT

ST – MORELOS

RW – CANDEIAS

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