Gerrard could ring Rangers changes for Celtic clash

The Ibrox club were hit with a coronavirus outbreak ahead of their Europa League play-off.

Gerrard could ring Rangers changes for Celtic clash SNS Group

Rangers could be much-changed for Sunday’s clash with Celtic after a Covid-19 outbreak affected their plans for the midweek draw with Alashkert.

The Ibrox club got through to the Europa League after a 0-0 draw in Armenia on Thursday.

Manager Steven Gerrard missed the game and his assistant Gary McAllister was forced to play with a threadbare squad and third-choice goalkeeper between the sticks.

Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin, James Tavernier, Scott Wright, Calvin Bassey and Ryan Kent missed the Europa League play-off, although it is not clear who was positive, injured or deemed a close contact.

It remains to be seen who will return, but Kemar Roofe and John Lundstram who were suspended for the European tie will be back and available for selection.

Meanwhile Celtic hope Greg Taylor and Kyogo Furuhashi will recover from the injuries that forced them off against AZ Alkmaar.

At least one of James McCarthy and James Forrest is expected to be available after they both missed the game in the Netherlands.

Celtic lost 2-1 but are also booked their place in the group-stages with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Former Legia Warsaw right-back Josip Juranovic could make his debut, but Christopher Jullien (knee), Mikey Johnston (hamstring) and Karamoko Dembele (ankle) remain out.

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