Predicted Rangers line-up to face St.Mirren: Two changes, Jack misses out

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers have a quick turnaround after their win over Maribor.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard must avoid burning his players out at this early stage after a pulsating 3-1 win over Maribor will leave a number of his stars tired ahead of Sunday's clash against St. Mirren.

The Gers earned a fantastic win over the Slovenian outfit in the third round of European qualifying, giving Gerrard's side an excellent chance to go on and reach the Europa League play-off round.

But a number of stars will be tired following the win and Sunday is a chance to rest some of his key stars. However, with Rangers drawing against Aberdeen last Sunday, a first win of the season is key.

 

Gerrard has used the same defence and goalkeeper in all six of his competitive Rangers matches, in Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and Jon Flanagan and that is likely to remain.

It means new signing Borna Barisic may have to make do with a place on the bench. Ryan Jack is likely to be left out again after suffering a concussion against Aberdeen, and was missing from the Maribor outing.

Graham Dorrans, Jordan Rossiter and Lee Wallace remain sidelined, but with Jack likely to be sidelined, Ross McCrorie should come in to the side to give Rangers a bit of midfield solidity.

24th November 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus Rangers; Rangers Ryan Jack and Dundees Paul McGowan

Indeed, Gerrard is also likely to rest one of his attackers. Alfredo Morelos scored his second of the season and is likely to keep Umar Sadiq out of the side, but Jamie Murphy should return to the side to give Daniel Candeias a rest.

This is how we think Rangers will line-up against St. Mirren, making two changes from the win over Maribor as McCrorie comes in for Ovie Ejaria and Murphy in for Candeias.

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