Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to ring the changes ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League second leg qualifier against St Joseph’s.

Gers have a commanding 4-0 aggregate lead following last Tuesday’s first leg victory away from home.

After Rangers were frustrated and kept goalless for 50 minutes, Ryan Jack fires Gerrard’s side into the lead.

Further goals from Sheyi Ojo. Borna Barisic and Alfredo Morelos all but ensured Gers progression to the next round of qualifying.

Rangers fans are expected to see exciting young prospect Josh McPake in action, according to BBC Sport.

The 17-year-old is set to make his debut after signing a contract extension at Ibrox, despite interest from a number of clubs.

McPake is considered to have a huge future at Rangers, after they fended off interest from Liverpool to secure his future at the club.

Thursday evening presents the youngster with the perfect opportunity to make his debut, with little pressure on the game given his side’s convincing aggregate lead heading into the contest.

Scott Arfield could make his return after featuring for Canada in the Gold Cup, which would be a welcome boost for Gers.

Filip Helander signed for Rangers from Bologna this week, but is not expected to feature for Gerrard’s side on Thursday evening.

The Swedish international centre-half joined for a reported £3.5m having made 64 appearances over three seasons in the Serie A.

Gerrard will remain without Jon Flanagan, as the Rangers defender continues his recovery from injury.

Gers have one foot in the next qualifying round and can afford to rest a number of players for the visit of St Joseph’s.

Rangers boss Gerrard will be hoping his team can get through the evening with a professional display, without picking up any injuries, and will be hoping McPake gains a lot of confidence from his debut.

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