Rangers make the short trip to Hampden on Sunday as they aim to reach a second successive League Cup final.

Standing in the Ibrox club's way is Hearts who ran Philippe Clement's men mightily close in the Premiership last week.

With Nico Raskin, John Souttar, Rabbi Matondo and Kemar Roofe still unavailable for the match, just how will Rangers line up?

Our writers select their starting XIs for the clash.

Joshua Barrie

Clement will surely opt for continuity at Hampden on Sunday. With Nico Raskin, John Souttar, Kemar Roofe and Rabbi Matondo all remaining out, changes to the team should be minimal.

Ahead of Jack Butland, there is a question mark about who partners Connor Goldson. Leon Balogun came in from the cold and performed well against Dundee on Wednesday evening, driving forward comfortably in possession and dominating duels. Ben Davies is touch and go but should he be ready for the game, expect the left-footed defender to be reinstated by Clement for what will be a different style of match at the national stadium.

In midfield John Lundstram and Ryan Jack will form a base but again, with Todd Cantwell presumably coming into the side to operate close to Sam Lammers in the No.10 spot. Fresh from a spot on the bench in midweek, Rangers' No.13 must start despite Scott Wright performing well against Dundee.

The other spots pick themselves. Clement has stuck with Lammers to date and after a stunning strike in the 5-0 win at Dens, it's hard to see him making alterations behind the striker. Abdallah Sima will continue from the left and Danilo, so impressive in his first start for over a month, must lead the line as Rangers seek to reach the League Cup final next month.

Predicted line-up: Butland, Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Ridvan, Jack, Lundstram, Lammers, Cantwell, Sima, Danilo.

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Derek Clark

After Wednesday's resounding 5-0 win over Dundee, it's unlikely Philippe Clement will ring the changes for this one.

The one decision the Belgian has is who to play alongside Connor Goldson. Leon Balogun impressed against the Dark Blues but can he play two games in a week? If Ben Davies is fit he should return to partner Goldson but don't be surprised to see the Nigerian start the game.

The Ryan Jack and John Lundstram partnership worked well in midweek and will likely continue. In front of them should see Todd Cantwell start in place of Sam Lammers. Despite scoring a beauty at Dens Park, the Dutchman is still struggling to get to grips with Scottish football. He may be an option to make an impact off the bench but he doesn't deserve to start based on current performances.

Abdallah Sima and Danilo deserve to retain their places while Scott Wright, who loves playing at Hampden, should also keep his place based on his contribution on Wednesday.

Predicted line-up: Butland, Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Ridvan, Jack, Lundstram, Cantwell, Wright, Sima, Danilo.

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