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Sport Rangers squad revealed for Hearts as Premiership's top two square off at Ibrox with Kemar Roofe in doubt

11:10  16 october  2021
11:10  16 october  2021 Source:   dailyrecord.co.uk

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The Premiership is back and there's a massive game to get us straight back into the action at Ibrox.

Champions Rangers welcome unbeaten Hearts with just a point separating the two sides going into the mouthwatering clash.

There's a huge carrot for Robbie Neilson's visitors who can go top with a victory, though they've not managed that particular feat since 2014.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will check on the fitness of striker Kemar Roofe following his international duty exploits with Jamaica.

The striker played and scored for his country against Honduras and flew back immediately after but did not arrive in Glasgow in time for Friday's training session.

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Ryan Kent (hamstring) could return to training next week while Ryan Jack is making his way back following calf surgery. Filip Helander remains on the sidelines with a knee problem and Nnamdi Ofoborh (heart issue) is also still missing.

Hearts manager Neilson has the luxury of a full-strength squad.

John Souttar is fit again after missing the last two matches with a thigh strain.

Predicted Rangers line-up

Provisional Rangers Squad

Allan McGregor

Jon McLaughlin

James Tavernier

Calvin Bassey

Connor Goldson

Nathan Patterson

Leon Balogun

Jack Simpson

Borna Barisic

John Lundstram

Steven Davis

Joe Aribo

Ianis Hagi

Kemar Roofe

Glen Kamara

Scott Wright

Juninho Bacuna

Scott Arfield

Fashion Sakala

Brandon Barker

Alfredo Morelos

Who is referee for the Rangers game and Celtic v Livingston this weekend? Plus every match official across the cinch Premiership and Championship .
Officials have been appointed for this weekend’s SPFL fixture card – but only one has Sunday service with Sky Sports televising Rangers’ trip to Motherwell. © Referee appointments for this weekend's Scottish fixtures After the busy midweek matches which saw 21 goals across the Premiership's six games and Kilmarnock assuming top spot in the Championship, schedules show a strong Saturday showing at the traditional 3pm kick-off, with only Sunday’s broadcast and Scottish Cup replays affecting League Two. © Saturday, October 30, 2021. Kick off 3pm.

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