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Rangers predicted lineup vs Celtic - Scottish Premiership

Craig Vickers
van Bronckhorst waves to the Rangers fans
van Bronckhorst waves to the Rangers fans / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages
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Rangers will be looking for Old Firm derby revenge when they entertain Celtic in a vital top of the table clash in the Scottish Premiership.

Victory for the Gers would move them level on points with their bitter rivas at the top of the table, while defeat would leave Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men six points behind with a considerably inferior goal difference.

The game marks the first of three Old Firm encounters in the month of April, with the two sides also set to lock horns in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden in two weeks.

Here's how the Gers could line up for this Sunday's hotly anticipated clash.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Allan Mcgregor
McGregor in action in the Europa League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Allan McGregor (GK) - The former Scotland cap has been pivotal in these Old Firm clashes over the years.

Connor Goldson (CB) - Has started all bar two games for the Gers since January 2019.

John Lundstram (CB) - His ability to play either in midfield or as part of the defence will be critical for Rangers this weekend.

Leon Balogun (CB) - Likely to be given the nod over Filip Helander, with the Swede looking markedly off the pace since his return from injury.


2. Midfielders

Aaron Ramsey
Ramsey could be in line for a starting place / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

James Tavernier (RWB) - Rangers' creative hub over the years, with six goals and 11 assists in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Ryan Jack (CM) - The Gers faithful would have been breathing a huge sigh of relief when he came through Scotland duty unscathed.

Aaron Ramsey (CM) - Netted his first goal for Rangers in the 2-1 win at Dundee prior to the international break.

Glen Kamara (CM) - Hooked at the interval in the previous Old Firm clash at Celtic Park and will be keen to prove a point.

Calvin Bassey (LWB) - Has featured in every league game for Rangers since Van Bronckhorst arrived.


3. Forwards

Kemar Roofe
Roofe is expected to start in the absence of Morelos / John Berry/GettyImages

Ryan Kent (ST) - Typically reserves his best form for these encounters with Celtic, thriving when he has space to motor in to.

Kemar Roofe (ST) - The former Leeds man made a huge impact in helping Rangers turn the tide against Dundee last time out and he will relish the opportunity in Morelos' absence.


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