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Confirmed Rangers lineup vs Midtjylland: Morelos and Arfield return, Aribo is benched

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are 4-2 up on aggregate ahead of the Ibrox second leg.

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard has named his Rangers team to take on FC Midtjylland in the third round of UEFA Europa League qualifying at Ibrox, as per UEFA.com.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Katic, Flanagan, Davis, Jack, Kamara, Ojo, Arfield, Morelos.

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Substitutes: Foderingham, Helander, Defoe, Aribo, Jones, Docherty, Barisic.

Given the importance of the encounter and the fact the job isn't quite complete, Gerrard has gone with one of the strongest starting elevens he could have fielded.

The Gers won 4-2 in the first leg after an entertaining back-and-forth 90 minutes in Denmark. The two goal cushion coupled with away goals should be enough to help them through to the play-off round.

A professional performance is required but the Ibrox boss will be looking for that ruthless streak that has defined the start to their season.

Midtjylland need to go for the jugular from the off, but that may suit Rangers who have shown recently they have the ability to play some classy and attacking combination football.

 

With a match against lower league opposition this weekend, there should be no excuses for not emptying the tanks against the Danish outfit tonight.

Gerrard has gone with the bulk of the team that demolished Hibernian 6-1 but has brought Scott Arfield and Alfredo Morelos back into the team, both of whom were rested on Sunday.

The Colombian has been in lethal form this summer, scoring a superb seven goals already.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring his first goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A stable defence has been named with Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson getting the chance to continue their partnership. A clean sheet will be their big aim, which hasn't been achieved in the side's last three matches.

In midfield Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Ryan Jack should give the Gers the grounding to go on and put their stamp on the game.

Joe Aribo finds himself on the bench, but that could in part be due to any worries about picking up a yellow card that sees him ruled out of a play-off match.

With Sheyi Ojo also available to support Gerrard's attack, it should be an exciting night for an expectant home support.

Can Rangers take a big step towards the group stages of the Europa League for the second successive year?

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