Rangers host Aris Limassol in the Europa League this evening, looking to right the wrongs of their recent defeat in Cyprus.

Philippe Clement was not in charge for the 2-1 loss but expects a tough task against a team that can bring "chaos" with the "individual actions" of their attack.

Our writers predict their teams to start the game below...

Joshua Barrie

Death, taxes and Rangers on a Thursday night. For a club that's come up frustratingly short in matches like last weekend's too regularly over a number of years, it's also important to remember the alternative side of the coin. Europa League Thursdays normally witness the best version of this group.

With Connor Goldson suspended and Leon Balogun not in the European squad, a centre-back pairing of Ben Davies and John Souttar seems likely. The latter often appears more comfortable in games that require him to read passages of play rather than the constant aerial bombardment witnessed in Aberdeen. Davies had a strong performance against Sparta, can that be repeated tonight?

A line ahead, with no Ryan Jack or Nico Raskin the midfield pairing appears to pick itself automatically. Jose Cifuentes was steady in the middle earning his first start under Clement, recycling the ball and getting around the pitch.

There are two certainties in the front three, one near-certainty and one unknown. Danilo and Abdallah Sima will play up top and from the left respectively, while Todd Cantwell should also be given the nod. Although a position on the right is yet to convince many, the 25-year-old can link well with Danilo and benefit from a more open game state. Although Ross McCausland merits a start from the off, especially following his new deal, Tom Lawrence or Sam Lammers pitching in at No.10 appears more likely. 

Chris Jack

Philippe Clement will once again be without the trio of first-team players – Leon Balogun, Ridvan Yilmaz and Kieran Dowell – who are not registered for European action for the visit of Aris. There will be no Nico Raskin or Ryan Jack as they continue to recover from their respective injuries, while Scott Wright is a doubt through sickness and muscle issues. 

Perhaps the biggest problem, though, is the absence of Connor Goldson. The Englishman is suspended after being booked late on in the win over Sparta Prague and that is likely to open the door for John Souttar to return to the team and partner Ben Davies. It would be nice to see Leon King get some action under his belt but he looks like missing out to his more experienced defensive peers.
In front of them, Clement doesn’t have too much scope to change the middle of the park. Jose Cifuentes needs to put a run of games together and is worth another shot after a steady showing at Pittodrie. John Lundstram provides a more solid foundation than Tom Lawrence.

Ross McCausland is on a high after agreeing his new Ibrox deal and the home crowd will want to see him in action on the European stage once again. A return on the right would allow Todd Cantwell – another who needs a big performance – to move into the No.10 role and Abdallah Sima should get the nod ahead of Rabbi Matondo, who will surely get some minutes off the bench.
Through the middle, Danilo is the only option for Clement. He has to start on a night where a victory will secure a place in the knockout round with a game against Betis to spare.