Giovanni van Bronckhorst will pick his first Rangers starting 11 for the Europa League fixture against Sparta Prague at Ibrox this evening. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Rangers team v Sparta Prague: Is this Giovanni van Bronckhorst's first starting line-up?

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set to take charge of his first Rangers match this evening when Sparta Prague visit Ibrox in the Europa League.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 11:08 am
Updated Thursday, 25th November 2021, 11:18 am

It is a baptism of fire for the returning former Rangers midfielder with the club’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the competition resting on a positive outcome against the Czech outfit.

After watching Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final defeat to Hibs from the stands at Hampden, the Dutchman has only had a few training sessions with the players to put his ideas across ahead of the crucial fixture.

He has promised a change in approach, and that could mean a change in personnel from the 11 who started and made such a poor first impression under the watchful eye of the new manager at the weekend.

While Van Bronckhorst is likely to stick mainly to the tried and trusted players used regularly under Steven Gerrard, and is known to prefer the same 4-3-3 system, he may also want to make a statement by shaking things up and putting his own mark on the starting line-up.

Here is our predicted Rangers XI for the big match:

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