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Rangers predicted lineup vs Braga - Europa League

Tom Gott
Van Bronckhorst wants a deep run in this competition
Van Bronckhorst wants a deep run in this competition / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages
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Rangers travel to Braga on Thursday looking to continue their impressive run in the Europa League.

A dominant victory over Borussia Dortmund and a nervy triumph over Red Star have brought Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men through to the quarter-final of the competition, and they'll fancy their chances of making it through this one too.

The boss will be without striker Alfredo Morelos, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing thigh surgery, so here's how he could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

James Tavernier
Tavernier is in decent form / Srdjan Stevanovic/GettyImages

Allan McGregor (GK) - An easy one to start with. McGregor is a permanent starter when fit.

James Tavernier (RB) - Tavernier has four goals and an assist in his last four Europa League games.

Connor Goldson (CB) - Goldson has played every minute for which he has been available this season. Hard to picture this team without him.

Leon Balogun (CB) - Suspensions saw Balogun's 2020/21 Europa League journey end in tatters and the 33-year-old is looking to set the record straight.

Calvin Bassey (LB) - Now a permanent starter on the left, and deservedly so.


2. Midfielders

John Lundstram (DM) - Lundstram has played in a handful of different positions this season but should return to his natural midfield spot here.

Glen Kamara (DM) - Rested against Celtic at the weekend, Kamara should be fresh for this one.

Joe Aribo (RM) - Not a conventional right winger, but Aribo has done a great job there this season.

Aaron Ramsey (AM) - Ramsey is in decent goalscoring form for Rangers and should get the chance to continue that.

Ryan Kent (LM) - Kent has three assists and a goal in four European games and will fancy his chances of improving that return here.


3. Forward

Kemar Roofe
Roofe has big shoes to fill / John Berry/GettyImages

Kemar Roofe (ST) - With Morelos done for the year, expect Fashion Sakala to play some hefty minutes, but Roofe stands to be Van Bronckhorst's preferred deputy for now.


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