Rangers face Dundee tonight in the first match of the ‘new Premiership era’ knowing the new regime at Parkhead faces Hearts at the same time – 3 points are a critical must for Steven Gerrard and any slip up in Edinburgh must be pounced on.
We know some of the starters for tonight’s visit of Jim McIntyre’s men, but there are a few 50/50s and Ibrox Noise now takes you through our two predicted XIs to walk out the tunnel tonight:
McGregor; Tavernier, Worrall, Goldson, Barisic; Kamara, Jack; Kent, Arfield, Candeias; Morelos.
Mostly team as v Hamilton but we suspect Halliday will miss out through that modest injury he currently has, and furthermore Stevie seems to like cycling between Halliday and Barisic when it comes to home and away and surface-dependent, and of course Morelos is back.
There is a chance Gerrard may decide to rest some players in light of Sunday’s huge Aberdeen semi, in which case we would suggest:
McGregor; Tavernier, Worrall, Katic, Barisic; McCrorie, Kamara; Davis, Kent, Candeias, Morelos
A strong 4-2-3-1 which would definitely have too much for Dundee anyway, and gives a few players a rest for Sunday.
But otherwise we reckon the same XI which has been delivering of late will be given the chance to do so again.