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Lowry To Start? | Predicted 4-3-3 Rangers Lineup To Face Hearts

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Despite being a dead rubber for both Rangers and Hearts, the outing at Tynecastle should help these two sides measure their opponents and prepare themselves ahead of next weekend’s Scottish Cup final. The Gers knocked Celtic out of the semifinal, whereas the Jambos grabbed an edgy win against Hibernian to earn the berth.

Meanwhile, a massive test awaits the famous Glasgow Rangers who will lock horns with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final. Giovanni van Bronckhorst must rest his key individuals prior to Wednesday night, and so should Robbie Neilson who must motivate his men to conquer the Cup glory at Hampden Park.

Predicted 4-3-3 Rangers Lineup To Face Hearts

Defence

It is difficult to predict the Light Blues lineup given the upcoming contest holds no significance whatsoever. Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin have been rotated of late, but the gaffer should rely on McGregor who needs momentum before clashing heads with the Germans.

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Rangers’ Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (R) attends a team training session at the Rangers Training Centre in Glasgow on May 12, 2022, ahead of their Europa League final football match against Eintracht Frankfurt on May 18th. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via 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/).

Skipper James Tavernier must be rested amid the emergence of teenage sensation Adam Devine. Leon Balogun should start alongside Leon King in the heart of the backline, also the half-time substitution against Ross County indicates another start for Borna Barisic down the left-hand side. Ever-present Connor Goldson deserves a breathing space before the Cup finals.

Midfield

In spite of being sidelined with a knock, Ryan Jack is expected to be fit for the Seville trip. Steven Davis is likely to keep his place in the middle of the park, but the manager must not deploy John Lundstram, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo considering their significance in the first-team squad. James Sands and Alex Lowry might get the nod having impressed recently in limited gametime. Lowry, in particular, dominated the show against the Staggies with his sheer composure and vision. Aaron Ramsey should not be risked due to his persistent injury problems.

Attack

With Alfredo Morelos ruled out for the season, Van Bronckhorst is sweating over Kemar Roofe’s fitness who is facing a race against time to be fit for the Frankfurt battle. Fashion Sakala must be protected along with Ryan Kent and the Rangers boss, therefore, should opt for Scott Wright as a makeshift ‘False 9’ this weekend. Amad Diallo, on loan from Manchester United, has shown glimpses of excellence as a second-half substitute. Also, the experience of Scott Arfield down the right might help them find a balance on Sunday afternoon.

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