Glasgow Rangers continue to show that they mean business this season.
As it stands, the ‘Gers have not yet lost a game in all competitions – in fact, they have not even conceded a goal. Following their 5-0 win in the Europa League qualifiers against Lincoln Red Imps, they will return to Premiership action against Hibernian this lunchtime.
Beset by a number of injuries, it will be interesting to see what team Steven Gerrard selects for the trip to Easter Road. Here, we try and predict his starting XI, which shows five changes from the team that started in Gibraltar on Thursday:
The match in Gibraltar gave Gerrard the perfect opportunity to give Allan McGregor some game-time but, even though the 38-year-old kept a clean sheet, Jon McLaughlin has not conceded in six matches since making the move to Ibrox. He should therefore come back into the team this afternoon.
There is likely to be just the one switch in defence. George Edmundson came into the side on Thursday but, with this being a difficult game against a Hibs side who are currently third in the Premiership table, Filip Helander is likely to regain his place alongside Connor Goldson at the heart of the back four. They will be flanked by Borna Barisic and James Tavernier.
In midfield, Gerrard will be without Joe Aribo, Ryan Jack and Brandon Barker, which means there could be a bit of a reshuffle. Glen Kamara should be joined by Steven Davis in a deeper two, with Scott Arfield moving up to an attacking midfield position. On the flanks, expect Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi to be named in the line-up.
Will Rangers beat Hibernian this weekend?
His future may be up in the air, but £13.5m-valued Alfredo Morelos still knows where the back of the net is, as he showed with his brace in midweek. As such, he should lead the line against the Edinburgh outfit today.
‘Gers fans, is this the team that you expect to see against Hibs? Let us know what you think by commenting below!
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