Glasgow Rangers play against Hibernian in a Scottish Premiership clash at the Ibrox Stadium on Sunday.

The last time that the two teams faced each other in the Premiership was back in March and it resulted in a 1-1 draw.

Both sides have nothing but pride to play for in this game. Rangers are virtually out of the title race now with Celtic having more or less secured the crown for yet another season, but Steven Gerrard’s side can help to ensure a strong second-place finish with a win.

A win in this game will extend the Gers; winning run to five matches. There are unlikely to be many changes to the Rangers starting XI from their last game against Aberdeen according to the Daily Record.

With only pride to play for, Rangers boss Gerrard may just experiment a little. Alfredo Morelos returns to action after having served out his suspension. Due to his goalscoring exploits, one could expect the South American to move straight back into the starting xi. However, Gerrard has revealed that that will not necessarily be the case this time.

With Jermain Defoe in fine form, the Rangersveteran is hard to drop at this point. Morelos also looks set to leave the club at the end of the season so it may make sense to continue playing Defoe to allow him to further get used to Scottish football ahead of next season.

With nothing much to play for this season now, Gerrard must also try to give younger players some game-time.

The Rangers boss confirmed on the club’s Twitter account that Ryan Jack was struggling with a throat infection and a decision would be made on whether he could play closer to kick-off.

Gareth McAuley is also back in Gers training, but Gerrard stated the defensive veteran would not feature against Hibs.


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