Rangers predicted lineup v Ayr United: Ejaria and Worrall return, Grezda and Sadiq given first Ibrox starts

Steven Gerrard head coach of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real,...

Rangers take on Ayr United at Ibrox on Wednesday evening.

Steven Gerrard head coach of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real,...

Rangers are back in action on Wednesday night as they host Ayr United at Ibrox in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

Steven Gerrard continues to impress as Rangers manager, and has hit back from his first and only defeat as Gers boss at Celtic by thrashing Dundee and St Johnstone in the league as well as drawing 2-2 at Villarreal in the Europa League.

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The attention now turns to the Scottish League Cup on Wednesday, as Ayr United make the trip to Ibrox looking to perform a giant killing against Gerrard's in-form Gers.

 

Gerrard will have selection decisions to make, and the chances are that he massively rotates his side in order to give opportunities to fringe players and those returning from injuries.

Wes Foderingham is almost certain to start in goal in place of Allan McGregor, having lost his place to the Scot following his arrival this summer.

Jon Flanagan and Lee Wallace may come in as the full backs, with Nikola Katic keeping his place at centre back alongside returning Nottingham Forest loanee Joe Worrall.

Ovie Ejaria of Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on August 26, 2018 in Motherwell,...

Ross McCrorie should feature in holding midfield after a strong performance on Sunday, with Graham Dorrans and Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria surely set to start in central midfield.

After featuring in an Under-23 game on Monday, Eros Grezda and Umar Sadiq could be in line for their first Ibrox starts, with youngster Glenn Middleton deserving of a start on the left.

Alfredo Morelos will be needed with Kyle Lafferty cup-tied, whilst the likes of McGregor, Connor Goldson, James Tavernier, Andy Halliday, Scott Arfield and Ryan Kent are surely in contention for the bench.

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