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Rangers vs Dunfermline preview, team news and more

Rangers vs Dunfermline preview, team news and more
Rangers vs Dunfermline preview, team news and more

Rangers will face Dunfermline Athletic in their first match of the Scottish campaign on Friday at Ibrox Stadium.

Rangers were eliminated from the Champions League qualification campaign the previous time they played, losing 2-1 to Malmö of Sweden.

Rangers faced a difficult task of overturning a 2-1 lead in the second leg if they were to keep their hopes of making the Champions League group stages alive.

After Alfredo Morelos gave Malmö the lead, Antonio Colak scored a second-half brace in a four-minute span to give Malmö the victory and a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Rangers vs Dunfermline Athletic Team News

Rangers

The hosts will be without Ryan Jack and Nnamdi Ofoborh, both of whom are out due to injury.

Injured: Ryan Jack, Nnamdi Ofoborh

Suspended: None

Dunfermline Athletic

The visitors will be without defender Lewis Martin, who has been sidelined for a lengthy period of time due to a calf injury.

Injured: Lewis Martin

Suspended: None

Rangers vs Dunfermline Athletic Predicted lineups

Rangers (4-3-3): Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Borna Barisic; Alfredo Morales, John Lundstrum, Ianis Hagi; Ryan Kent, Cedric Itten, Fashion Sakala

Dunfermline (3-4-3): Deniz Mehmet; Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson, Ross Graham; Kyle MacDonald, Graham Dorrans, Dominic Thomas, Josh Edwards; Reece Cole, Kevin O’Hara, Nikolay Todorov.

Rangers vs Dunfermline Athletic Head-To-Head

Rangers have dominated Dunfermline Athletic in recent years, winning 46 of their last 55 meetings. Only three wins have been achieved by the visitors, with six games ending in draws.

Rangers Form Guide: W-W-L-L-L

Dunfermline Athletic Form Guide: L-W-W-D-L

Written by Quincy Charles

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