Clement benches Lawrence, £4.3m maestro unleashed: Predicted Rangers XI vs St Johnstone

Clement benches Lawrence, £4.3m maestro unleashed: Predicted Rangers XI vs St Johnstone

Clement benches Lawrence, £4.3m maestro unleashed: Predicted Rangers XI vs St Johnstone

Tomorrow, Philippe Clement will lead Glasgow Rangers back to Premiership action as they travel to Perth to play St Johnstone.

Though three points were all that counted in the 3-1 victory over Ross County at Ibrox, the Light Blues could have scored more than

ten goals, according to the statistics. The match takes place barely four days after that victory.

Clement benches Lawrence, £4.3m maestro unleashed: Predicted Rangers XI vs St Johnstone
Clement benches Lawrence, £4.3m maestro unleashed: Predicted Rangers XI vs St Johnstone

Not only did they take 43 shots during the game, but the club also had 20 corners and finished

the game with 72% possession in what was a dominant performance by the home side.

The Belgian is probably going to make a few changes for tomorrow’s match, particularly since Rabbi Matondo is out with an injury.

In light of this, the Football FanCast team has selected the starting

lineup for tomorrow’s lunchtime match at McDiarmid Park.

1GK – Jack Butland

Rangers lost their midweek match versus County, but Butland had very little influence because the Highland team only had one shot on goal the entire time.

This season, the ‘keeper has been a revelation for the Gers, demonstrating the importance of having a trustworthy alternative between

the posts. This season, Butland has played in 40 games across all competitions,

giving up 30 goals and maintaining 20 clean sheets.

2RB – James Tavernier

The captain was phenomenal against County in midweek, doing everything but get on the scoresheet.

He provided the assists for all three goals, while making eight key passes and creating three big chances, topping his performance off by receiving a perfect rating of 10/10 via Sofascore.

Having already lifted the League Cup earlier this season, Tavernier will be desperate to add to his collection and, given their recent

form, a domestic treble is within the realm of possibilities.

3CB – Connor Goldson

Simon Murray scored the equalizer after Eamonn Brophy held Goldson off; this season, the defense has been responsible for a number of goals.

The center-back will need to be cautious because in the Dons’ November match against Aberdeen, he was caught off guard by a long ball over the top, which allowed the team to take an early lead.

Having missed just four games this season, he will be crucial in the upcoming weeks and months.

4CB – John Souttar

Recently, the Scot has become Goldson’s usual partner, and the two get along well. A few weeks ago, Leon Balogun was substituted out

against Livingston due to a facial injury; but, this time, the former Hearts defender will be unleashed right away.

Souttar won all of his aerial duels and scored the game-winning third goal in midweek.

If he continues to play as well tomorrow, the Saints will find it difficult to get anything going.

5LB – Ridvan Yilmaz

The Turkish left-back has started seven of the previous eight league matches and has firmly established himself

as Clement’s number one choice on the left side of the defence.

With Borna Barisic out of contract at the end of the season, Yilmaz has the chance to cement his place in the starting XI, and it looks as

though he has totally transformed the trajectory of his spell in Glasgow.

6CM – John Lundstram

Like Butland and Tavernier, the English midfielder is becoming one of the first names on the team sheet due to his excellent performances of late.

Against County, Lundstram took 100 touches, completed 92% of his passes and made four key passes

in a display that proved just how crucial he is to Clement.

7CM – Mohamed Diomande

The 22-year-old, who appears like a wise addition to Rangers, was recruited on a loan with an option to buy for £4.3 million during the January transfer window.

Tom Lawrence performed admirably against County, but given his recent history of injuries, the Gers will sideline him as a precaution, giving the Ivorian the opportunity to earn his maiden league start.

After taking Lawrence’s place in the middle of the week, he demonstrated his skills by making one crucial pass and concluding the game with a 100% pass success rate.

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