Hearts are the visitors to Ibrox on Sunday as Philippe Clement looks to make it two wins from two in the league since taking charge.

The Rangers boss has some selection dilemmas with Borna Barisic a doubt for the match. Will the Belgian look to Ridvan Yilmaz or will Ben Davies retain his place on the left?

With Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers struggling against Sparta Prague on Thursday night, will they keep their places in the side?

Our writers select their starting XIs for the game.

Chris Jack

The switch to a back three paid off in Prague as Rangers earned a point but it would be a surprise to see Philippe Clement stick with that blueprint on the return to Premiership duty. A late call will be made on Borna Barisic and Dujon Sterling remains absent so Ridvan Yilmaz seems nailed on for the left-sided berth in a back four.

To his right, it will be Connor Goldson and one other. The call between John Souttar and Ben Davies is a 50/50 one and there is no standout choice given how little there is between the pair. Davies did what was asked of him on Thursday night and it would be harsh if he missed out, but Souttar got the nod last weekend against Hibernian.

Ahead of them, John Lundstram and Nicolas Raskin will start again and deserve to keep their spots. Todd Cantwell and Abdallah Sima are certain of their jerseys and will be expected to provide the guile and goals needed to see off the Jambos in what is a must-win fixture.

Clement confirmed on Friday that Danilo is not yet able to play a full 90 minutes at present, but this looks like a good chance to get him back in from the start and continue to step up his recovery from his serious facial injury. He should replace Sam Lammers after another ineffective showing in midweek. With Kemar Roofe sidelined once again, Cyriel Dessers will have to keep his place in attack.

Predicted line-up: Butland, Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Yilmaz, Lundstram, Raskin, Cantwell, Sima, Dessers, Danilo.

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With doubts over Borna Barisic's fitness, it remains to be seen if Philippe Clement opts for Ridvan Yilmaz or continues with Ben Davies on the left-hand side of defence.

Ridvan should return as he offers more in an attacking sense as well as providing balance in the back four. Ben Davies may consider himself unlikely to be dropped but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him favoured to John Souttar at the heart of the backline.

The only other alterations are likely to be in the forward areas. Sam Lammers doesn't deserve a starting slot based on his current form. Todd Cantwell should be afforded the license to roam.

Clement's comments in his pre-match press conference indicate Danilo is not yet fit enough to start games but he is such a superior option up top to Cyriel Dessers who, along with Lammers, had another shocker in Prague.

With Abdallah Sima on the left-hand flank, there are question marks over who will occupy the right. The much-maligned Scott Wright will likely get the nod but it would be refreshing to see Clement field Ross McCausland instead. The youngster has impressed in his recent cameos and deserves a chance to show what he can do from the off.

Predicted line-up: Butland, Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Ridvan, Lundstram, Raskin, Cantwell, McCausland, Sima, Danilo.

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