The starting XI’s are in as Dundee United face a tough task away to Rangers in Scottish Premiership action.

United are forced into one change after Peter Pawlett’s red card last weekend as Ian Harkes comes into midfield while Nicky Clark returns to the attack. Rangers make four changes from their midweek exertions in Belgium.

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Mellon’s been forced into a tweak against Rangers. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Micky Mellon’s side are in good spirits going into this one, winning two on the bounce as they push towards the top six. They will hope to catch Rangers on tired legs, haing played an energy-sapping 4-3 victory away to Royal Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mellon thinks it could be a measure of where United are presently: “We want to put a dent on Rangers. Rangers have been relentless and that takes a special type of player and special type of manager to keep his group in that mindset week after week.

“I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve won leagues – not at the level Rangers are operating at – but I understand what it takes to do that, so credit to them for that. But we’re Dundee United and I am trying to get Dundee United to a level where everybody can expect that they are going to get a right tough game against us for 90 minutes.

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A tough game is what they will bring. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We think we’ve improved, we think we’re getting better all the time but Sunday will give us the opportunity to go and see that, so let’s see where we are up to as a group.”

Here are the teams that will take to the field at Ibrox.

Rangers XI

McGregor, Balogun, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Davis, Jack, Aribo; Kent, Hagi, Morelos

Dundee United XI

Siegrist, L.Smith, Reynolds, Clark, Edwards, Robson, Butcher, Harkes, Shankland, Appere, Fuchs

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