No matter what the league standings are, this is still a huge game. It’s important for Rangers to set down a marker for next season. It’s also important to make sure Michael Beale doesn’t go his first five Old Firm games without a win.
Here’s my predicted line-up for tomorrow;
With the comments Beale made yesterday it seems there’s a chance that Morelos comes back in. Probably because he’s the only fit striker available. Also maybe to see if he gets a reaction after last weeks comments in the post-match press conference.
John Souttar will slot into LCB and will hopefully continue his good form. There have been doubts he can play on the left side of the centre backs so this is his chance to prove any doubters wrong.
If he’s fit enough, Ryan Jack has to start. He’s built up a good on-field relationship with Cantwell and Raskin. He allows them to drive forward while he covers any gaps in the midfield and defence.
Ianis Hagi should keep his place after showing flashes against Aberdeen. He needs match fitness and is still capable of a moment of magic. A good performance here could be a turning point in his Rangers career.
Rabbi Matondo will also likely keep his place. It seems unlikely Sakala will start after a couple of sub-par performances. He’ll probably play wider than a regular second striker but this game should give him the opportunity to use his pace to exploit space in behind their defence.
Michael Beale confirmed McCrorie will start tomorrow so no drama or surprises there.
This could be it for Alfredo Morelos, one last chance to leave on a high. Will he sign off with his trademark knee slide? Or bow out with a whimper?