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How Rangers Could Line Up With This Portuguese Centre-back And Other New Signings Next Season

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha

How Rangers Would Line Up With Cardoso And Jack In The Side

It’s still not easy to predict how Rangers will line up come the first game of the Scottish Premiership next season. Four summer signings have been confirmed already and now a new two-year deal has been handed to young goalkeeper Liam Kelly.

It’s hard to say for certain whether Kelly will be handed his first team chance next season, but assuming that he is, having impressed on loan at East Fife and Livingston, then he would join the latest recruit, Fabio Cardoso, in a side which may look something like this:

Probable Rangers XI For 2017/18 Season

GK – Liam Kelly

Now ready for Premiership football, Kelly will be given the chance to impress Caixinha over the pre-season period.

RB – James Tavernier

The 25-year-old needs to up his game now after an excellent season at Championship level, though he has not reached his peak yet. He has plenty of potential.

CB – Bruno Alves

About to become the elder statesman in the Rangers back line, Alves should bring some calm to the surroundings. His experience will be extremely vital for Rangers.

Bruno Alves

CB – Fabio Cardoso

The former Vitoria Setubal man impressed in Portugal and should be more than good enough in this division. He will benefit playing alongside Bruno Alves in what could be an exciting partnership.

LB – Lee Wallace

The skipper is likely to be an influential figure once more from the left-back position as the season progresses.

CM – Ryan Jack

The ex-Aberdeen skipper is underrated and Rangers have done well to bring him to the club. Jack could be a vital piece of Caixinha’s puzzle.

CM – Carlos Pena

Another rock solid, no-nonsense midfielder to add steel to the line-up. Pena would bring a certain aggression to the team which is much-needed on last year’s evidence.

Ryan Jack
Ryan Jack

RW – Joe Dodoo

The young former Leicester winger has not hit the heights yet at Rangers, but has all the attributes of a player who could do well in this league. He can yet go on and be a star in the Premiership.

CAM – Dalcio

The young attacker has 6 caps for Portugal’s under-21’s so far and is on a steep and steady upward curve. The left-footed 21-year-old could make a big impression.

LW – Barrie McKay

Although he did not break through in quite the spectacular fashion some fans had hoped for, McKay remains a player with huge potential. Why wouldn’t he start?

ST – Kenny Miller

The veteran can play here or in a deeper role. Either way, he did not let the club down last season and retains all of his ability except for a fraction of lost pace.