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After losing the first Scottish Premiership in 41 games ranger will try to rest when you travel to Ross County on Saturday.
Remained undefeated in the league for the entire past season on the way to winning the title, Steven GerrardThe team lost 1-0 to Dundee United in the second game of the new season 14 days ago.
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It was Jamie Robson‘s second-half goal that slowed the Rangers at Tannadice Park after losing 3-0 to Livingston on the opening weekend.
Since then, the Malmö Gers have been kicked out of the Champions League, but defeated Dunfermline 5-0 in the League Cup last weekend and won the first leg of their Europa League playoffs against Alashkert at Ibrox 1-0.
Now a big week is ahead, because after the trip to Victoria Park the second leg will be in Armenia and then next Sunday the first Old Firm Derby of the season.
But Gerrard has urged his players to “wake up” after admitting that performance so far this season has not been up to standard and that they have not yet reached the rhythm they found in the 2020/21 season.
The Rangers have won their last nine games against Ross County and haven’t even conceded a goal against them since January 2018; In three games last season they achieved a result of 11-0.
The omens are therefore not good for the Dingwall team, which finished 10th last season and made a winless start to the Scottish Premiership this year under a new coach Malky Mackay.
After a 0-0 draw with St. Johnstone on the opening weekend, County were beaten 3-0 by Hibernian 14 days ago and couldn’t even score as they conceded all three goals in an 11-minute first half.
It is clear that it is still in the works at Victoria Park, with wingers Joseph Hungbo Arrived on loan from Watford this week – Mackay’s tenth summer signing as he continues his rebuilding.
Life will certainly not be easy for the former Cardiff boss; After the duel with the Rangers, the Staggies at Aberdeen and Celtic are on both sides of the international break.
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Joseph Hungbo’s arrival gives Mackay the opportunity to play natural wingers on either side of Ross County’s attack; the Watford borrower could go left Blair Spittal move from the middle of the midfield to the right.
Spittal scored twice from the right wing against Montrose in the League Cup; defender Alex Iacovitti and striker Jordan White are the only other players to score for the Staggies in this season as well.
Tom Grivosti is back on the training field after a long-term Achilles tendon injury and is about to return while Southampton is on loan Jake Vokins stays out with a broken metatarsus.
After Steven Gerrard had rested a number of players in the League Cup against Dunfermline, he returned to a much stronger line-up in the Europa League; we should see a similar team on Sunday, but with Jon McLaughlin substitute Allan McGregor in the target.
Juninho Bacuna became the club’s youngest addition of the summer on Thursday, but a lack of fitness makes it unlikely to be thrown in immediately.
Ryan Jack and summer signature Fashion sakala are still on hold with knee and groin injuries, but Gerrard said neither is too far away from returning.
Ross County possible starting line-up:
Law; Randall, Donaldson, Watson, Iacovitti, Charles-Cook; Spittal, Callachan, Tilson, Hungbo; White
Rangers possible starting line-up:
McLaughlin; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Bassey; Davis, Lundstram, Arfield; Hagi, Morelos, Kent
Probability: Ross County 0-2 Rangers
A two-week hiatus will have helped Mackay solidify his roster and they’re unlikely to surrender again like they did against Hibernian, but the Rangers will still have too much for the Staggies. Gerrard’s side pick up speed after losing to Dundee United and should claim victory.
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