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4-4-2 Rangers Predicted Line-up To Face Partick Thistle: Alnwick To Start?

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Having shared points with Partick Thistle on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership game, Rangers are due to make an away trip to the Firhill Stadium to face the Jags once again, this time in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final this midweek. Although Pedro Caixinha’s men would enter the match as the firm favourites, Partick Thistle do have the potential to cause an upset.

The Gers are undergoing a period of transition under the tutelage of the former Al-Gharafa boss, and in order to ensure that Rangers’ faithful are kept satisfied, they would need to bag silverwares this season. For the upcoming match, here is how we expect Rangers to line up.

Defence

Wes Foderingham is likely to be rested for the League Cup fixture, so Jak Alnwick is expected to be stationed as the custodian. The 24-year-old is a decent keeper and would be a safe bet for the upcoming outing.

At the heart of the defence of the Light Blues, Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso are anticipated to start. The duo have gelled really well ever since their entry into the Ibrox Stadium during the summer transfer window and this season, a lot would rely on how these two, stick with each other.

From the right-back position, James Tavernier is expected to start to maraud forward and create damages with his crosses and on the left-back position, Lee Hodson should be getting the nod to start ahead of Lee Wallace to complete the four-man defence of the Glasgow based club.

Midfield

Summer signings Carlos Pena and Graham Dorrans should be starting in the middle of the park and they would be handed the responsibility of cushioning the side together and to also create the platform for the offensive endeavours of his side.

On their right, we expect Daniel Candeias to showcase his attacking and creative prowess and on the left, Josh Windass is likely to be handed a start to prove his point. They would need to stretch the defence of the home side and create an adequate amount of opportunities as well.

Attack

One of the primary woes for the Teddy Bears last season was their bluntness up front. They struggled, time and again, to find the back of the net and this hindered their progress to a considerable extent.

Nonetheless, the issue has been sorted now and in the upcoming fixture, Kenny Miller and Alfredo Morelos are expected to join hands and try to take the opposition of their back foot.

This is how they might line up:

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