Arfield To Start, Kent On The Flanks | 4-3-3 Rangers Predicted Lineup Vs Hearts Of Midlothian

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers will travel to the Tynecastle Stadium to take on a struggling Hearts side who have won just two games in 22 league ties so far. Not many expected the Jambos to languish at the bottom of the table at this point of the season and Rangers would look to pile more misery on them by ensuring all three points from this fixture.

The Gers had beaten Hearts 5-0 when they played them in December, and Gerrard would want another commanding performance from his team. His side was lacklustre for most parts against St. Mirren so the English manager would want a positive response from his players even though they won their last league game by 1-0.

Team News: Captain James Tavernier is still out with an injury. Filip Helander is also set to miss out. Alfredo Morelos will serve his final ban of the three-game suspension. Greg Stewart is doubtful because of a calf strain.

4-3-3 Rangers Predicted Lineup Vs Hearts of Midlothian

Formation (4-3-3)

Defence

Allan McGregor is expected to keep his place in goal. Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson are set to continue as the centre back partnership. George Edmundson will be the backup option. Borna Barisic created the telling moment against St. Mirren, which gave them the crucial three points.

He would start at left-back again where he will look to affect the game in the attacking areas. Jon Flanagan did a decent job at right-back against the Saints, and he will likely get the nod over Nathan Patterson because of his experience.

Midfield

Steven Davis will look to affect the game more in the attacking third after he was unable to open up the St. Mirren defence. He will start in a deeper role in midfield. Ryan Jack has been consistent this season, and he will get the nod to start in the middle again. The final midfield spot could go to Scott Arfield who can impact the game with his smart movements. Glen Kamara might have to miss out.

Attack

Ryan Kent is yet to showcase his full potential this season, and Gerrard would hope for an impactful game from him on the left-wing. Joe Aribo has taken his new role well on the right flank, and he has been Rangers’ best attacking outlet in the last few games. He is expected to start again. Jermain Defoe might not be as threatening as Morelos up front, but he manages to get the job done as he bagged another goal in the league in the last fixture. The Englishman will lead the line again.

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