Thursday, May 26

Rangers predicted lineup vs Hearts – Scottish Premiership

Rangers will prepare for their Europa League final with a trip to Hearts on Saturday.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will likely field a rotated lineup in anticipation of Thursday’s game, while he’ll also have one eye on the Scottish Cup final against these very opponents seven days after this first match.

There looks like there’ll be a lot of changes in Van Bronckhorst’s lineup, so here’s what he could go with.

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GK: Jon McLaughlin – 40-year-old Allan McGregor is the main man in goal but expect McLaughlin to get a run-out here.

RB: Adam Devine – There’s no chance James Tavernier gets risked here, so young Devine deserves another chance to shine.

CB: Leon Balogun – The first reserve in defence, Balogun should be handed a start here to hand rests to Connor Goldson and Calvin Bassey.

CB: Leon King – It’s between King and James Sands for this second spot, with the former likely to get the nod.

LB: Charlie McCann – Like Tavernier, Borna Barisic will get a night off here and young McCann should fill in.

CM: Steven Davis – In front of an inexperienced back line, Van Bronckhorst should deploy Davis as his anchor man.

CM: Alex Lowry – Young Lowry has made a good impression during his short time with the seniors and absolutely deserves another start.

CM: Scott Arfield – Arfield could play further ahead in a 4-2-3-1 but it’s pretty much the same system anyway.

RW: Scott Wright – There’ll be rests for Aaron Ramsey and Joe Aribo, so expect Wright to keep his place in the starting lineup.

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ST: Fashion Sakala – Kemar Roofe is not yet back in training so Sakala will likely lead the line.

LW: Amad Diallo – Van Bronckhorst was coy about the idea of extending Amad’s loan but has recently been impressed with the Man Utd youngster, who has two goals in his last two games.


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