Premiership giants Rangers will be looking to continue their unbelievable fun of form when they travel to Victoria Park this weekend. The Ibrox club are coming into the fixture on the back of securing progress into the knockout stages of the Europa League, as they beat Standard Liege by a 3-2 scoreline. Although the Belgian club took the lead against Steven Gerrard’s men on two separate occasions, they were unable to deal with the potency of the Rangers attacks, as a Scott Arfield winner in the second half was enough to seal all three points.
In the Premiership as well, the Gers have been displaying excellent form ever since the start of the season. Yet to lose a game in this campaign across all competitions, Steven Gerrard will be extremely happy with the way that his team has been performing. With a goal difference of 38, and having conceded just three goals in the league all season, this match is sure to come as Ross County’s biggest test of the season so far. However, they will hope to take motivation from the fact that their last fixture saw them beat reigning champions Celtic by a 2-0 scoreline in the Betfred Cup.
The Ibrox club have very little to deal with in terms of first-team injuries, as Nikola Katic remains the only player in the team who is unavailable for selection. The likes of Joe Aribo and Ryan Jack didn’t start the game against Liege in midweek, and could hence be in line to make returns to the eleven on the weekend.
Here Is The Predicted 4-3-3 Rangers Lineup Vs Ross County:
Predicted 4-3-3 Rangers Lineup Vs Ross County
Allan McGregor has made the number one goalkeeping role his own under Steven Gerrard so far this season, and that trend is set to continue into this Premiership clash as well. In front of the veteran keeper, expect to see the now regular centre-half pairing of Leon Balogun and Connor Goldson. Although Filip Helander started the campaign as first-choice, Balogun’s impressive displays have now pushed Helander down the pecking order. The full-back roles, as has been standard so far this season, will be taken up by Borna Barisic and James Tavernier.
Ryan Jack was completely rested for the game against Liege on Thursday evening, which means that the combative Scot is likely to make his return to Gerrard’s eleven this time around. Glen Kamara has been in blistering form over the last couple of weeks which means that the Finnish international is expected to keep his place in the team as well. Another change that Steven Gerrard could make this weekend would see Joe Aribo coming into the midfield, in place of midweek’s match-winner Scott Arfield.
Steven Gerrard should opt to rest a part of his regular attack line for this clash as they prepare for the sixth Europa League group stage game that’s scheduled for the upcoming midweek. English veteran Jermain Defoe could be given the nod in the centre-forward role with both Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos likely to drop down to the bench. Cedric Itten could be handed a rare start down the right flank for this outing, with English speedster Ryan Kent keeping his place over on the left side of the front-line.
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