Rangers predicted line-ups: Amad Diallo tipped to complete 'formidable' front three with Ryan Kent and Fashion Sakala

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Could Sakala, Amad and Kent start together in the Highlands?
Could Sakala, Amad and Kent start together in the Highlands?

RANGERS face Ross County for the third time of the season today as Giovanni van Bronckhorst takes his team to Dingwall.

After Wednesday’s narrow win over Livingston, the league leaders can make it nine wins from 10 since the managerial change ahead of Wednesday’s Old Firm.

Is a debut for Amad Diallo on the cards? Could Fashion Sakala start through the middle? Our writers have their say below.

Joshua Barrie

It’s no bad thing to have a predictable back five and Rangers' settled defence will continue their stint together in the Highlands.

The midfield structure was the source of some concern in midweek and expect Joe Aribo to return in front of Glen Kamara following a post-AFCON rest. Scott Arfield won the tie against Livingston and supporters will hope he is fit enough to complete the midfield van Bronckhorst has tended to favour.

Amad Diallo may have only trained once with the first-team squad but could start against County. With Alfredo Morelos away on international duty, Fashion Sakala is likely to start centrally with Ryan Kent reintroduced onto the left-wing.

Starting XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic, Kamara, Arfield, Aribo, Amad, Sakala, Kent

Derek Clark

Rangers head north to face Ross County with a new recruit within the squad and it’s fully expected that Amad will start the match given his pedigree and the Light Blues’ need to address the right-wing position.

That aside, the back five should remain the same with Kamara sitting in front of the defence as we’ve come to expect. Given his contribution against Livingston on Wednesday night, Arfield should return to the starting line-up in place of James Sands who was largely anonymous in midweek.

With Aribo fully recovered from his AFCON exploits, the Nigerian should also return alongside Kent who has now served his suspension.

With one eye on the Old Firm clash on Wednesday, it will be interesting to see who leads the line, Cedric Itten struggled against Livingston so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kemar Roofe or Sakala get the nod. The Zambian was deservedly named Man of the Match against Livi and deserves the chance to fire Rangers to three points in Dingwall.

Predicted line-up: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic, Kamara, Arfield, Aribo, Kent, Amad, Sakala.

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