Alfredo Morelos leads the line for Rangers against Red Star

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has named his side for the Europa League clash.

Alfredo Morelos leads the line for Rangers against Red Star Belgrade SNS Group

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has kept faith with the side that beat Red Star 3-0 at Ibrox for the return leg in Belgrade.

The Scottish champions have a healthy lead to defend as they look to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League but face a Red Star side who threatened in Glasgow and believe they can overcome the odds to progress.

Van Bronckhorst has opted to name the same side for the second leg, restoring the four players who dropped out of the team for the Scottish Cup win over Dundee at the weekend.

Allan McGregor starts in goals behind a back four of Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogu, Connor Goldson and captain James Tavernier.

Ryan Jack, John Lundstram and Glen Kamara make up a midfield trio, while Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo start in the wide positions to supply striker Alfredo Morelos.

The Rangers substitutes are Jon McLaughlin, Robby McCrorie, Borna Barisic, Leon King, Aaron Ramsey, James Sands, Scott Arfield, Alex Lowry, Amad Diallo, Scott Wright, Kemar Roofe and Fashion Sakala.

Tavernier put Rangers ahead from the penalty spot in the first leg before goals from Morelos and Balogun extended their advantage. McGregor saved a penalty from the Serbian side, who also had three goals ruled out for offside and hit the bar.

“We saw last week that it was quite an even game but of course we won with a three-goal margin, which of course was a very good result to take with us,” van Bronckhorst said ahead of the second leg.

“We can expect an opponent who will do everything to overcome the 3-0.

“For us, it starts all over again. We just go into the game preparing the team to get a good result and that’s all we have to do. We’ll work hard to be in the next round after the game.”

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