Ahead of the clash between Rangers and St Johnstone in the Premiership at Ibrox on Wednesday night, we’ve put together a Gers Predicted XI.
Rangers come into the match with a four-point lead at the top of the table and a 100% record in the league since Gio van Bronckhorst’s appointment last month.
Most of the matches he’s been in charge of have been away from home, but he’s already secured convincing wins over Sparta Prague and Dundee at Ibrox and it’s important to back up the superb recent away form with three points against the team currently sitting rock bottom.
The manager will be without several first-team players including Ryan Jack and Kemar Roofe due to injuries, but he will still be able to name a strong side.
Continuity expected from Gio
After a good showing at Tynecastle on Sunday, we aren’t expecting many changes, although perhaps there’ll be one tweak at the top end of the pitch to reflect the fact that Callum Davidson’s side will sit in in Govan.
Allan McGregor should retain his place in goal after a superb showing in the capital and the back four of James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey and Borna Barisic is likely to be retained after helping to keep a clean sheet against the Jambos.
In midfield, Scott Arfield and Glen Kamara should both continue, which means Steven Davis and John Lundstram are likely to be named amongst the substitutes.
Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos are both set to keep their spots after finding the net against Hearts and Ryan Kent is also a shoo-in.
Fashion Sakala was also very lively at the weekend, but he could drop out for Ianis Hagi in the only change, with the Romanian’s creativity giving the Gers a better chance of getting through the Saints’ block.
Rangers Predicted XI vs St Johnstone (H) – 15/12/2021
GK – Allan McGregor
RB – James Tavernier
CB – Connor Goldson
CB – Calvin Bassey
LB – Borna Barisic
DM – Scott Arfield
DM – Glen Kamara
RW – Ianis Hagi
CAM – Joe Aribo
LW – Ryan Kent
ST – Alfredo Morelos