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Rangers predicted lineup vs Red Star Belgrade - Europa League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Rangers are looking to win in Europe again
Rangers are looking to win in Europe again / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages
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Rangers will be hoping for some more European magic under the lights on Thursday when they host Red Star Belgrade in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.

The Gers are still on a massive high after dumping out Borussia Dortmund in the previous round but they have their work cut out repeating the trick against Red Star, who are in sparkling form domestically.

Here is the starting XI that Giovanni van Bronckhorst will likely be relying on to get the job done in midweek...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

james Tavernier
Tavernier was the hero against Dortmund / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Allan McGregor (GK) - Still doing the business at the ripe old age of 40, McGregor's form has shown little sign of tailing off this season.

James Tavernier (RB) - The hero of the second leg against Dortmund – where he bagged a brace.

Connor Goldson (CB) - No one in the Rangers squad has come remotely close to bettering his 33 Europa League clearances this season.

Calvin Bassey (CB) - Bassey has proved to be a shrewd pickup from Leicester's youth ranks.

Borna Barsic (LB) - The only Rangers player to start all eight Europa League games this season.


2. Midfielders

Mats Hummels, Joe Aribo
Aribo was a thorn in Dortmund's side / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

John Lundstram (CM) - Steve Davis and Ryan Jack are both doubtful so the ever-reliable Lundstram should be called on again.

Glen Kamara (CM) -
Keep playing like he has this season and Glen Kamara looks likely to get a move to a bigger club.

Joe Aribo (AM) -
With Aaron Ramsey unlikely to be passed fit the quietly impressive Aribo should continue in attacking midfield.


3. Forwards

Ryan Kent
Kent can be unplayable when he's on form / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Scott Arfield (RW) - Amad Diallo is another Rangers player struggling with injury, and that could allow the hard-working Arfield a chance from the start.

Alfredo Morelos (ST) -
Morelos has registered three goals and two assists in the Europa League this season and will be Rangers' main goal threat.

Ryan Kent (LW) -
Kent can blow hot and cold, but when he's on it few defences in Europe can cope.


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