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Morelos To Lead The Line? | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Rangers Lineup To Face Ross County

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Rangers are having an incredible run under Michael Beale who is yet to lose a game since replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the Ibrox chief. However, the league leaders Celtic are enjoying a similar streak and their 9-point cushion is still intact at the top of the Premiership standings. Anything a victory would ruin the title fight and the Light Blues, therefore, must come out with guns blazing against Ross County on Saturday afternoon.

The Gers were incredible on Wednesday night when they travelled to Tynecastle to clash heads with Hearts. The 3-0 win is a statement of their resurgence in recent weeks and the same must be replicated over the weekend as they defeated the Staggies twice already earlier this campaign.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Rangers Lineup To Face Ross County


Allan McGregor recently celebrated his 41st birthday. He is still going strong between the sticks and the gaffer is likely to rely on him once again ahead of Jon McLaughlin.

Skipper James Tavernier excites every time when he makes his trademark runs down the right-hand flank. Connor Goldson and Ben Davies overcame months of injury woes before forming a stable partnership in the heart of the backline. Borna Barisic remains the prime left-back option, particularly due to Ridvan Yilmaz’s persistent fitness problems. In a nutshell, Rangers are not expected to alter their defensive set-up against Malky Mackay’s men.

Rangers skipper James Tavernier
James Tavernier


Although Steven Davis is ruled out for the season with an ACL injury, the addition of Nicolas Raskin has restored depth as well as quality in the centre of the pitch. He could make it to the matchday squad, but the manager should rely on John Lundstram and Ryan Jack as the ‘double pivot’. Glen Kamara played the whole game this midweek, and therefore, could be rotated versus the Staggies.

The arrival of Todd Cantwell has enriched the Gers high up the pitch. The former Norwich City star might return to the starting XI in place of Fashion Sakala, but the creative spark of Malik Tillman must not be compromised given his exquisite run of form as a ‘number 10’. Ryan Jack would offer his energy and firepower from the left-hand flank. Sakala, along with Scott Wright, Alex Lowry and Ianis Hagi, might get involved as second-half substitutes.


Alfredo Morelos has made his opportunities count amid the injury absence of Antonio Colak. The in-form Colombian must spearhead the attack with the latter tipped to be introduced as a ‘super sub’. Kemar Roofe is facing another spell on the sidelines following a fresh injury concern.

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