Predicted XI to face Pars – few changes for Rangers

Predicted XI to face Pars – few changes for Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Kemar Roofe of Rangers celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Rangers and SL Benfica at Ibrox Stadium on November 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

So, back on the football, Rangers have probably our most important 2nd round League Cup clash in recent memory when Peter Grant’s Dunfermline arrive in Govan, hoping to get something from a very wounded animal indeed.

It’s Rangers’ chance to get a bit back on track following a truly awful past 8+ days with three consecutive losses killing off the CL and setting us back in the league as well, and so a mood lifter would be a welcome change for Steven Gerrard’s men, not to mention us fans.

What team should he select? Well, we’re going to present two teams – what we think he SHOULD select, in our worthless opinion, and what we think he WILL go with.


McLaughlin – that’s right, McGregor has been off his best like the rest, but McLaughlin has never let us down. He’s likely to get the nod anyway given it’s a cup match.


Patterson, Helander, Katic, Bassey.

Yup, a total change at the back. Fresh, hungry, and with the club’s best defender in there too.


Kamara, Aribo, Kelly.

Yup, a glut of changes in here too. Kamara shoring it up, Kelly playmaking and dictating, and Aribo’s strength and dribbling.


Wright, Itten, Roofe.

Wright has only given his all, Itten has been unceremoniously ditched, and Roofe will start anyway.

Ibrox Noise’s wished-for starting XI:

McLaughlin; Patterson, Helander, Katic, Bassey; Kamara, Kelly, Aribo; Wright, Itten, Roofe.

Bold, yes, but can’t do much worse than Stevie’s side are at present.

Unfortunately the manager announced there will be few changes tonight, so we’d imagine the team will look like this:

McLaughlin; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Bassey; Davis, Kamara, Aribo; Kent, Morelos, Roofe

We think a few alterations but not a tonne.

What do you think?

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  1. Much as I’d like send a rocket up those that are not delivering SG will only make minor changes . Agree Bassey and Roofe Hellander, not sure about Kelly . Hagi maybe to start . Lundstram may play I think . Morelos has to start . Wright yes please with Kent dropped , ready to move to Leeds £15 Million .

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