Beale unleashes “Rolls-Royce”, Colak returns in 4 changes: Predicted Rangers XI – opinion

    Glasgow Rangers return to action in the Scottish Premiership tonight as they host Motherwell with the aim of continuing Michael Beale’s 100% start to life at the club.

    The Englishman has won all three of his competitive matches in charge of the Light Blues since taking over from Giovanni van Bronckhorst and has a chance to extend that run this evening.

    Beale’s team beat Ross County 1-0 last time out as John Lundstram’s early strike from distance ended up being enough to secure all three points.

    How many changes will the head coach make to his side from that game?

    Here is our predicted XI…

    We are predicting that Beale will make four alterations to the starting line-up by bringing King, Jack, Matondo and Colak back into the fold.

    Ahead of this match, Beale stated that he needs to be “careful” with Goldson and Ben Davies after they returned from injury lay-offs and that could mean that one of them is given a rest to avoid a reoccurrence of their issues.

    This could open the door for academy graduate King, who was once described as a “big Rolls-Royce” by former Gers defender Allan Hutton, to come in for Davies at the heart of the defence. The youngster has started seven matches in the division this season and has shown, with an average Sofascore rating of 6.84, that he is a reliable performer.

    In midfield, Jack and Matondo could replace Glen Kamara and Malik Tillman to freshen the side up amid a busy festive period for the Light Blues.

    FFC published an article explaining why the Welsh international should be given an opportunity to play. Jack, meanwhile, is a steady customer who can dictate the tempo in midfield, with his average Sofascore rating of 6.90 and 89% pass accuracy showing that he can be trusted to retain the ball and put in solid displays in the middle of the park.

    Finally, we are predicting that Colak will replace Sakala at the top end of the pitch to provide the side with an additional goal threat after scraping past Ross County.

    The Croatian striker is fit to play after missing Beale’s first three matches in charge and his 11 goals in 14 league matches this season indicates that he could have a big impact in the game tonight.


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