STEVEN GERRARD has named two changes to his starting XI for this afternoon’s Old Firm derby at Parkhead, bringing Borna Barisic and Kyle Lafferty into the team.
From the side which so gloriously got past Ufa with nine men on Thursday night to qualify for the Europa League, out go Jon Flanagan and Daniel Candeias, with their places taken by the aforementioned.
That means it’s a back five for Gers of Allan McGregor in goals, and captain James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and Barisic making up the back four.
In midfield, it’s Ryan Jack, who was this week called into the Scotland squad, alongside Ovie Ejaria and Scott Arfield.
Up front, Ryan Kent and Kyle Lafferty will feature either side of Alfredo Morelos, who, of course, signed a new deal yesterday, committing himself to Rangers until the summer of 2022.
On the bench for Gers are backup goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, new signing Joe Worrall, Candeias, Flanagan, Andy Halliday, Ross McCrorie and Glenn Middleton.
It’s a 12noon kick-off in the East End of Glasgow, with full coverage available outside the UK on RangersTV. Join Tom Miller and Old Firm goalscorer Andy Little for full coverage.
RANGERS: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Katic, Barisic; Jack, Arfield, Ejaria; Kent, Lafferty, Morelos.
SUBS: Foderingham, Worrall, Candeias, Flanagan, Halliday, McCrorie, Middleton.