Steven Davis will manage his first match as Rangers manager in Limassol on Thursday night.

The second game of Rangers' Europa League campaign comes against Aris Limassol - just four days after Michael Beale was sacked by the club following a disastrous start to the season.

Options are limited but Davis was boosted by the fact that Kemar Roofe and Nico Raskin have travelled with the squad and are available for selection.

Our writers predict their teams below.

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Davis' time on the training pitch has been seriously limited this week with a trip to Cyprus coming soon after Sunday night's appointment. 

During his pre-match press conference, he referenced 'subtle tweaks' while reiterating that the time spent working with his teammates as a player would enable him to provide a platform for their strengths as their manager.

Jack Butland will likely play ahead of the back four that ended Saturday's defeat at the hands of Aberdeen. Ben Davies has been one of the team's better performers since coming back into the side Ridvan Yilmaz is not in the European squad and dropping James Tavernier would be a bold, and unlikely, move. 

In midfield, Raskin's return to the squad is a huge boost and with no Ryan Jack, the Belgian international could well be thrown straight back into the team alongside John Lundstram.

Sam Lammers is still to convince the majority of the Rangers support but he's shown more ability, without a cutting edge, than is often acknowledged. It makes sense to try and keep him playing alongside Tavernier and Jose Cifuentes down the right with Abdallah Sima, who's started to visibly settle on the pitch, playing from the left.

Given Cyriel Dessers' form, playing Roofe from the start is a necessity. 

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The news that Roofe and Raskin have travelled and should be able to play is a huge boost. With Dessers' form in mind, Roofe is surely a given to start while Ryan Jack's injury may just propel Raskin into a starting slot.

With Davis replacing Beale at the helm, we may see some tweaks both in shape, system and personnel.

Don't be surprised to see John Souttar return to the starting XI alongside Connor Goldson at the heart of the defence.

In midfield, Raskin will likely partner Lundstram and perhaps a change in manager may just bring out the best in Cifuentes. The Ecuadorian has struggled of late but should Davis play him centrally with the hope of pushing forward and supporting the forward line then we may just see more output.

With Aris likely to play an expansive game leaving spaces in behind, it'll suit the likes of Abdallah Sima and Scott Wright on either flank.

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