Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Aribo starts - predicted Rangers XI to face St Joseph's


With tonight’s UEL curtain-raiser almost upon us, Ibrox Noise thought we’d have a quick look at the trip to Gibraltar and suggest the XI who will start v St Joseph’s.

First off, we know the side who started in Govan is not the side starting tonight, and Stevie was very specific about saving some players. So, with that in mind, let’s have a look at your Ibrox Noise predicted XI to line up on the continent:

McGregor. Obviously.

Defence:

James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic, Borna Barisic.

We’d be surprised if Edmundson starts tonight, even though he did himself solidly on Sunday. And it’s time for the Croat FB to step up. Polster will be on the bench.

Midfield:

Davis, Kamara, Aribo.

Davis is going to be a starter given the form he has been in the past few months, while Kamara is a Gerrard favourite. Aribo is the high-profile signing and the manager is going to want to use him. We’re torn here between he and Docherty.

Attack:

Jones, Stewart, Ojo


A complete change up front, with three new signings all starting.

Your Ibrox Noise XI (4:3:3):

McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Katic, Barisic; Davis, Kamara, Aribo; Jones, Stewart, Ojo

Arfield is included in the squad for this tie but will not be involved tonight.

Bench:

Foderingham, Polster, Edmundson, Halliday, Jack, Docherty, Hastie, Defoe

With Morelos’ ‘injury’ at the moment, we can’t see him being even on the bench.

But hey, we could get it all wildly wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time (!)

Let the games commence!

7 comments:

  1. Hard one to call in midfield, as to whether Aribo, Docherty, or Jack gets the call, alongside Davis and Kamara.
    Up front, I will be very surprised if Defoe doesn't start, probably with Stewart on the bench.
    When you look at the options Rangers now have available, looks a strong squad!

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    1. Bang on Alan, you nailed Defoe and yes, we were torn with that final midfield choice.

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  2. Its a great problem to have, solid squad this season, rich picking every week should lead us to 55. WATP

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  3. Kamara,Davis and Aribo will be our midfield 3 this season with Jack unfortunately falling out. I really hope Katic starts this season I personally think he's our best defender. Time for for barasic to step up I would give him to end of the year

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    1. We got a couple wrong - surprised at the start for Jack and thought Stewart would get the nod. But still, in the main, that team kind of picked itself.

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  4. Rangers starting line-up: McGregor; Tavernier, Katic, Goldson, Barisic; Kamara, Davis, Jack; Ojo, Jones, Defoe.

    Rangers substitutes: Foderingham, Edmundson, Aribo, Halliday, Stewart, Docherty, Morelos.

    Canter💪🇬🇧WATP

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  5. After watching the match I have come to the conclusion the Morellos must start in front of Defoe he is a far better player than Defoe.

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