Ahead of Rangers vs Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday, we’ve put together a Gers Predicted XI that features changes galore.

Gio van Bronckhorst’s 100% record as Rangers manager is no longer intact after a 1-1 draw at Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday.

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Scott Wright scored Rangers’ only goal against Lyon with a deflected strike but is likely to drop out of the side at Hearts. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

However, he remains unbeaten as Gers boss and he emerged victorious on his previous visit to Edinburgh earlier this month, with a late Kemar Roofe penalty securing all three points against Hibernian.

GvB may not have the Jamaica international to call upon in Gorgie as he’s been declared a doubt, while Ryan Jack is also set to miss out and there’s a relative shortage of options in defence.


Yet, he’ll still be confident that the side he fields will be too strong for the hosts.

After a number of fringe men came in for Thursday’s impressive performance in France, we’re expecting changes in goal, defence, midfield and attack in the capital.

Allan McGregor is likely to come back in for Jon McLaughlin between the sticks, while Nathan Patterson should drop out for James Tavernier.

Tav’s return will see Connor Goldson relinquish the armband, but he’ll continue at centre-back probably alongside Calvin Bassey, with Borna Barisic at left-back.

Glen Kamara is set to continue in midfield, but Steven Davis could replace John Lundstram for his first start since the win over Hibs.

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Steven Davis and James Tavernier return in our Rangers Predicted XI for Sunday’s clash with Hearts at Tynecastle. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Further upfield, player of the season so far Joe Aribo will come back in, probably for the goalscorer in Lyon, Scott Wright.

Alfredo Morelos will also return to lead the line, with Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi likely providing the support from the flanks.

Rangers Predicted XI vs Hearts (A) – 12/12/2021

GK – Allan McGregor 

RB – James Tavernier 

CB – Connor Goldson

CB – Calvin Bassey 

LB – Borna Barisic 

DM – Steven Davis 

DM – Glen Kamara 

RW – Ianis Hagi

CAM – Joe Aribo 

LW – Ryan Kent 

ST – Alfredo Morelos

Meanwhile, the referee has been confirmed for the game.

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