A place in the semi-finals of the League Cup awaits Rangers should Michael Beale's men take care of Livingston on Wednesday evening.

Rangers ran out convincing 4-0 victors when David Martindale's men pitched up at Ibrox on Premiership duty last month and a similar result will be just what Beale will want after a lacklustre showing against Motherwell on Sunday.

With Rabbi Matondo the latest player ruled out through injury, just what team will start?

Our writers select their Rangers XIs.

Chris Jack

Michael Beale started the campaign with a plethora of options and alternatives from middle to front. Now, he is almost at the bare bones as injuries have taken their toll on the Ibrox squad.

Kemar Roofe and Abdallah Sima were always set to come back into the team after missing out on a start against Motherwell. Scott Wright keeps his place through fortune rather than form after Rabbi Matondo joined Todd Cantwell, Kieran Dowell, Nicolas Raskin, Tom Lawrence and Danilo on the Auchenhowie treatment table.

Cyriel Dessers may have scored against the Steelmen but he was unimpressive once again. Sam Lammers didn’t exactly catch the eye either but that number ten spot is his for the foreseeable future right now.

Beale can’t afford to take any chances and that perhaps rules Bailey Rice out of a start ahead of Jose Cifuentes. Ridvan Yilmaz could well come in at left-back and the quarter-final is an opportunity to give Robby McCrorie a game given that he represents a low-risk alternative to Jack Butland.

Predicted line-up: McCrorie, Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Ridvan, Lundstram, Cifuentes, Lammers, Wright, Roofe, Sima.

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Derek Clark

The injury to Rabbi Matondo is a big blow and it reduces the forward options for Michael Beale that were already dwindling away with Todd Cantwell and Danilo both unavailable.

The Welshman's six-week layoff provides an unlikely opportunity for Scott Wright. It's remarkable to think he was on his way out of Ibrox in the summer but now is set to play a major role in the next few weeks.

The display against Mothwerwell was abject and therefore changes should be expected. As much as Jack Butland has been the standout Rangers performer this season, Robby McCrorie deserves a runout. He's been waiting patiently for an opportunity although given the pressure Michael Beale is under it won't be at all surprising to see Butland between the sticks.

Like McCrorie, Ridvan has had to be patient for first-team action. Borna Barisic has been playing well but the Turk has the ability to provide a bit of energy and dynamic forward running that was lacking on Sunday. Against what is likely to be a resolute and congested Livingston backline, he may just be able to commit players and open play up in front of him.

The only other changes should come in the frontline. Cyriel Dessers put in a laboured performance against Motherwell despite netting the winning goal. Kemar Roofe should return flanked by Wright and Abdallah Sima.

Predicted line-up: McCrorie, Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Ridvan, Lundstram, Cifuentes, Lammers, Sima, Wright, Roofe.

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