Rangers have the opportunity to reach the Premiership summit on Wednesday evening when Ross County come to Ibrox.

A win by a three-goal margin would be enough for Philippe Clement's men to leapfrog Celtic.

But just how will Rangers line up against the Staggies?

Our writers select their starting XIs for the game.

Joshua Barrie

Philippe Clement has made a habit of picking unpredictable Rangers teams since arriving at Ibrox - so let’s have another go at assuming his team for Rangers’ rearranged meeting with Ross County.

The only change in the back four will come at left-back where Ridvan Yilmaz is, very much, the first choice these days. Leon Balogun is back in training and will wear a mask after taking a knock to the face against Livingston but John Souttar’s form means the Scotland defender should continue next to Connor Goldson.

John Lundstram will return in midfield with Tom Lawrence a likely partner. Having excelled in a deeper role against Aberdeen last Tuesday and with a defensive outfit to find solutions against presenting an opportunity for Lawrence to start and join attacks it makes sense to keep him in midfield. The in-form Todd Cantwell will make up the compliment.

Oscar Cortes was exciting at the weekend against Ayr. Direct and full of variety, the young Colombian looks as though he’ll be ready to play his part in a Rangers shirt quickly. Ross McCausland will continue his role on the right while Cyriel Dessers could rotate in for Fabio Silva at No.9.

Predicted line-up: Butland, Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Ridvan, Lundstram, Lawrence, Cantwell, McCausland, Cortes, Dessers.

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Derek Clark

Derek Adams' stint in charge of Ross County was calamitous but with the appointment of Don Cowie as interim boss, the Staggies may get that new manager bounce you often see with teams.

That being said, Rangers should have enough about them to take care of business and potentially move above Celtic at the top of the table.

In terms of team selection, expect Ridvan to replace Borna Barisic in the backline while Ryan Jack's omission in midfield presents an opportunity for the likes of Tom Lawrence, Nico Raskin and Mohamed Diomande to partner John Lundstram.

Any one of the three is more than capable of producing but it would be good to see more of the Ivorian in a Rangers jersey.

In the forward line, Oscar Cortes impressed against Ayr United and should retain his place while Scott Wright didn't do enough to keep his slot on the right. Ross McCausland should therefore return to support Fabio Silva up top.

Predicted line-up: Butland, Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Ridvan, Lundstram, Diomande, Cantwell, Cortes, McCausland, Silva.

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