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Rangers predicted lineup vs Red Star Belgrade - Europa League

Craig Vickers
van Bronckhorst on the touchline
van Bronckhorst on the touchline / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages
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Rangers will be looking to rubber stamp their progression to the quarter-finals of the Europa League as they take a 3-0 lead to Red Star Belgrade.

The Gers ran riot at Ibrox last week, with James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos and Leon Balogun helping Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side put one foot in the last eight of the competition.

However, some jeopardy remains for Rangers, with the Serbian side having had three goals ruled out for offside in Glasgow. Aleksandar Katai was also denied from the penalty spot by Allan McGregor in the first half.

Here's how the Light Blues could shape up in Belgrade.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Allan Mcgregor
McGregor made a huge penalty stop in the first leg / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Allan McGregor (GK) - Produced a huge penalty stop at a crucial stage of the game at Ibrox last week.

Connor Goldson (CB) - The ever-present in this Rangers side, missing just two games through a injury or Covid-19-related absence since February 2019.

John Lundstram (CB) - Endured a turbulent start to life in Glasgow, but Van Bronckhorst cherishes his ability to play in defence or midfield.

Leon Balogun (CB) - His bullet header put Rangers 3-0 up last week, with the Gers looking more assured with the Nigerian at the heart of defence recently.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

James Tavernier (RWB) - Has netted four times already in the Europa League knockout stages for Rangers, posting freakishly impressive goals and assists number for a full back.

Ryan Jack (CM) - Recalled to the Scotland squad this week for the first time in over a year after a nightmare period with injuries.

Glen Kamara (CM) - Manipulates the ball like no-one else in this Rangers side, with van Bronckhorst preferring to deploy him higher up the pitch.

Joe Aribo (CM) - Enjoyed a rich vein of form when van Bronckhorst arrived in November, but he has appeared fatigued in recent weeks.

Calvin Bassey (LWB) - Has started every league game under the Dutchman, underlining his importance to the Rangers side.

3. Forwards

Alfredo Morelos
Morelos relishes the occasion in the Europa League / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Alfredo Morelos (ST) - No player has scored more European goals for Rangers (29) than the Colombian.

Ryan Kent (ST) - A huge threat on the counter-attack, ripping Borussia Dortmund to shreds in the previous knockout round.


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