Predicted Rangers line-up to face Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup
We are back with Scottish football after the winter break, with the Scottish Cup action set to entertain us this weekend. Premiership challengers Rangers are up against Cowdenbeath in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at Central Park this Friday. Steven Gerrard’s men got the biggest result of the season by beating league leaders Celtic at the Ibrox just before the break.
They will now be aiming to make a good start in the cup when they face the Scottish League Two side. Cowdenbeath are coming into this game after two consecutive wins in the league, hence, it won’t be easy for the Gers despite being the favourites.
Borna Barisic is expected to be back in the fray for first-team action but this game might come a bit early for him. Graham Dorrans has a knee injury and will return later this month. Jamie Murphy is out for the season.
Probable Rangers XI
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Wes Foderingham (GK)
He has started two league cup games this season and should get a start in this Scottish Cup game.
Jon Flanagan (RB)
The former Liverpool man is expected to start at right-back, with captain James Tavernier getting ready for midweek league action.
Nikola Katic (CB)
Connor Goldson is expected to be kept fresh for the league game, hence, we may see Katic in action in central defence.
Gareth McAuley (CB)
With Joe Worrall’s future in doubt, we may see veteran McAuley start the game on Friday night.
Andy Halliday (LB)
With Barisic still expected to be out, Halliday should continue to start and keep up his good form.
Ross McCrorie (CDM)
He did a very good job in a big game against Celtic and should continue to keep his place in defensive midfield.
Ryan Jack (LCM)
Scored the winner against the Hoops and that would have enhanced his confidence to another level. Expect him to start on Friday.
Lassana Coulibaly (RCM)
The Malian is expected to start ahead of Scott Arfield in this game, as the later could be kept fresh for the league game next week.
Ryan Kent (LW)
He was one of the stars on the pitch for the Gers against Celtic. The loanee from Liverpool is a real trump card for Gerrard’s men and should start this game.
Glenn Middleton (RW)
Daniel Candeias played the Old Firm derby game but we could see Middleton in action at Central Park this Friday.
Alfredo Morelos (ST)
The Colombian is, without a doubt, a talisman in the team and is expected to start every game. His goal-scoring prowess is just phenomenal, to say the least.