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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Sands, Reynolds, and more


Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers continues its push for separation in the league table and American midfielder James Sands will look to remain in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s starting lineup this week.

Rangers hosts Livingston in Premiership play this week, looking to move seven points clear of rivals Celtic in the table. Sands made his Rangers debut last week in a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, showing positive signs for his new club. The New York City FC loanee did not feature in Rangers’ lopsided Scottish Cup win on Friday against Sterling Albion and should be well rested to start this week. Rangers has won its last six head-to-head meetings against Livingston and has not lost to the visitors since 2018.

Elsewhere, Bryan Reynolds will look to debut for Belgian side Kortrijk while Sam Vines and Chris Durkin are also in league action. Matthew Olosunde made his first appearance in over one month for Preston North End and now looks for a repeat performance. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic take on Hearts in Scottish Premiership play.

Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:



Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End visit West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest host Barnsley on Tuesday.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Bromwich Albion.


Tobin Heath and Arsenal host Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday.



Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau host Eintracht Braunschweig on Wednesday.

Bryang Kayo and Viktoria Berlin visit Hallescher FC on Tuesday.

Terrence Boyd and FC Kaiserslutern’s scheduled match with 1860 Munich was postponed on Tuesday.



Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit St. Mirren on Tuesday.

James Sands and Rangers host Livingston on Wednesday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Ross County on Wednesday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Hearts on Wednesday.

Chris Mueller and Hibernian visit Motherwell on Wednesday.



Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden on Tuesday.

Kyle Duncan and Oostende visit Gent on Tuesday.

Bryan Reynolds and Kortrijk visit Sporting Charleroi on Tuesday.

Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Union St. Gilloise on Thursday.



Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Puskas FC Academy on Thursday.

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