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Kamara To Return? | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Rangers Lineup To Face Motherwell

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Rangers have been struggling in the league but their success in Europe is much bigger than their Premiership form. They have knocked out mighty Borussia Dortmund from the Europa League and the spirit must be high in the Gers camp ahead of hosting Motherwell on Sunday afternoon.

The North Lanarkshire side held Rangers to a 1-1 draw earlier this season. However, the Light Blues clinched a thumping 6-1 victory at Fir Park four months back and the gaffer should demand similar domination this weekend in front of the home crowd. Motherwell are fighting for a place in Europe under Graham Alexander and the former Scotland international would aim for another result at Ibrox.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Rangers Lineup To Face Motherwell

Defence

Allan McGregor is still irreplaceable in his 40s and should keep his place between the sticks ahead of Robby McCrorie and Jon McLaughlin.

The return of Leon Balogun is a massive boost for the manager in the defensive third. The Nigerian should start in the heart of the backline alongside Connor Goldson, which would allow Calvin Bassey to operate from his preferred left-back role instead of Borna Barisic. A brace from skipper James Tavernier sealed a berth in the Europa League Round of 16 and the high-flying right fullback must exhibit his mastery with overlapping runs, crosses, cut insides and set-piece traits.

Midfield

Aaron Ramsey was out for the BVB tie, but the Gers have ample depth as well as quality in the middle of the park. Ryan Jack and John Lundstram have been immense as the double pivot, however, the injury history of Jack suggests that his gametime should be managed carefully to avoid further setbacks. Glen Kamara must return to the centre of the pitch to partner with Lundstram.

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is seen in action during the UEFA Europa League Knockout Round Play-Offs Leg Two match between Rangers FC and Borussia Dortmund at Ibrox Stadium on February 24, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images). The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) and Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/).

Joe Aribo has shown tremendous versatility since joining Rangers. He has settled in really well as a midfield attacker and must continue as a ‘number 10’ with all the work ethic and creative spark. Amad Diallo, on loan from Manchester United, has not lived up to the hype despite early spark, but the manager should restore him down the right to prove his worth for the remainder of the ongoing term. Ryan Kent needs to impress once more with his pace, flair and swift movements from the left-hand flank.

Attack

Alfredo Morelos is enjoying another productive campaign in Rangers colours and the Colombian must spearhead the attack versus the Steelmen. Fashion Sakala, Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe might also get involved at a later stage if the situation demands.

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