6 changes to face St Johnstone again – Stevie going all out

6 changes to face St Johnstone again – Stevie going all out
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 12: Ryan Kent of Rangers FC celebrates with Alfredo Morelos and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo after scoring his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St. Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers host St Johnstone at Ibrox tonight in a bid to finally lay the cup ghost to rest and secure a trophy in a meaningful KO tournament for the first time in a generation.

But what team is Stevie G likely to put out?

Well the manager admits himself there will be big changes from the rather underwhelming midweek dress rehearsal for this one, and we’d imagine the boss will pretty much put out the strongest team available.

In goals, naturally it’ll be back to McGregor.

Defence should be back to Tavernier, Goldson, Helander and Barisic – there are no two ways about it, this is Rangers’ best backline, with only the promising Nathan Patterson having an argument otherwise. And he of course is now unavailable for four matches, so it’s a moot point.

In midfield, it’ll be Davis, Kamara and Aribo – it’s our strongest combo right now, so we don’t see a lot of reason for altering it.

And up top Kent, Morelos and Arfield.

This is where the only tricky dilemma comes in – will Stevie go for the Celtic lineup, with Aribo wide right and causing mayhem, with Arfield in midfield? Or will he go for the more traditional Aribo deeper and Arfield further forward?

In reality – how about both?

Arfield and Aribo are both competent to switch around, and Aribo especially is in top form.

So, your Ibrox Noise selection to face Callum Davidson’s men:

McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Davis, Kamara, Aribo; Arfield, Morelos, Kent.

Stevie needs a strong team ready to fight and make the semis, and with Kemar Roofe in middling form it’s unlikely he’ll start.

The only other contender for a place is Scott Wright, and an honourable mention to him – he MAY get Arfield’s place, but we’ll see.

Bring it on.

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