Rangers aim to keep their foot on the pedal vs. Dundee United

Rangers FC will be back in action tomorrow when they take on Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium.

Rangers FC are flying high at the moment, but fans will be hoping the Light Blues do not lose any momentum as a result of the international break.

Steven Gerrard’s men will host newly-promoted side Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium to kick off their first of three games over an eight-day period.

Dundee United are in the middle of the pack at the moment with seven points from their first six games.

Micky Mellon’s side got the job done against Motherwell and Ross County, and fought hard in two minimal defeats to Hibernian and Celtic, but they suffered a major setback in a 4-0 defeat to Kilmarnock last time out.

That is not the type of result the Tangerines were hoping for against another mid-table side before taking on in-form Rangers.

That being said, Rangers would be making a big mistake if they were to underestimate tomorrow’s opposition as they are one of the most fearless clubs in the Scottish top flight.

Gers come into this game having won three of their last four, and their defensive record still remains perfect.

Gerrard’s men have done a phenomenal job of maintaining possession for long stretches during games to take pressure off the back line, and their high pressing has forced the opposition to stay in their own half, inviting the attack.

It remains to be seen what lineup Gerrard will deploy since his side will have a congested schedule comprised of important games following Saturday’s clash.

A strong lineup will be needed to maintain superiority over Dundee United, but avoiding injuries for the Europa League encounter against Lincoln Red Imps on the 17th and the league battle against Hibernian on the 20th will be crucial.

Fans were delighted to see Jermain Defoe and Cedric Itten back in training, but question marks continue to surround the status of playmaker Joe Aribo.

The Nigerian international was in top form in preseason, as well as the first three games of this campaign before picking up what seems to be a lingering knock.

If that is the case, look for Ryan Kent to continue his impressive run of form. The Englishman has effectively served as the club’s go-to man for orchestrating attacks, and he has three goals to his name.

Regardless of who starts up top, whether it be Kemar Roofe or Alfredo Morelos, they will receive frequent service into the box, and Rangers should claim three more points tomorrow.

Prediction:

Rangers 2-0 Dundee United

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