Mohamed Diomande offers Rangers Hampden helping hand for semi showdown amid Yilmaz sweat - Ibrox squad revealed

There's still a chance for Rangers to salvage one positive from a damaging week.

They've gone from title favourites to trailing Celtic by three points and five goals after defeat to Ross County and a damaging draw with Dundee handed the title initiative to the Hoops. But a Scottish Cup semi-final Hampden recovery against Hearts will book a place in the Final against their rivals and set up the chance to claim both domestic cups, even in the Premiership title is now out of their hands.

There's a balance to be struck for Philippe Clement. After two crushing disappointments, it could be tempting to ring the changes for such a big game. But he also runs the risk of denting confidence further. Availability could also force his hand. The good news is that Mohamed Diomande is back after needing surgery on a finger injury sustained during the 3-3 draw with Celtic. However, a decision needs to be made on Ridvan Yilmaz's hamstring, which was still being assessed over the weekend.

Record Sport looks at how the Light Blues could line up.

Predicted Rangers XI

Provisional Rangers squad


  • Jack Butland

  • Robby McCrorie

  • Kieran Wright


  • James Tavernier

  • Leon King

  • John Souttar

  • Borna Barisic

  • Dujon Sterling

  • Ben Davies

  • Leon Balogun


  • Bailey Rice

  • Nico Raskin

  • John Lundstram

  • Tom Lawrence

  • Todd Cantwell

  • Mohamed Diomande


  • Cyriel Dessers

  • Scott Wright

  • Rabbi Matondo

  • Fabio Silva

  • Ross McCausland