Rangers have the opportunity to get their promotion challenge back on track when Queen of the South visit Ibrox.
To be played on Tuesday 10th March at 19:45. Venue: Ibrox, Glasgow.
Odds: Rangers 4/6, Draw 14/5, Queen of the South 7/2
It has been a difficult time for caretaker manager Kenny McDowall’s side of late with two successive draws against Falkirk and relegation threatened Cowdenbeath seeing them trail Hibernian by three points with two games in hand.
Queen of the South won the last time these teams met in December with a 2-0 victory although the Gers won the first clash between the sides 4-2 back in August.
James Fowler’s outfit sit one place behind their hosts in the league and could close the gap to three points if they can record their first victory at Ibrox since 30th January 1948 when they came out 3-2 winners.
The Dumfries based side are on a three game run without a win, losing their latest game against Falkirk in the Scottish Cup on Friday night.
McDowall may decide to change his strikers due to a lack of goals from Kris Boyd, Kenny Miller, Jon Daly and Nicky Clarke, who have a combined total of just 14 between them this season.
Steven Smith is the only doubt from the goalless draw at Central Park with a cold, but because he featured from the bench McDowall could start the same eleven, especially after stating he was happy with the work rate of his team.
Newcastle quartet Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirmana, Remie Streete and Shane Ferguson all miss out through injury along with Richard Foster and Sebastien Faure.
Mark Millar returns to the Queen of the South squad after missing the Scottish Cup game and Gavin Reilly is in contention to start after successfully shaking off a hamstring injury. Derek Lyle will miss the game whilst he serves the second game of a three-match suspension.
Rangers predicted line up
Robinson, McGregor, McCulloch, Zaliukas, Wallace, Law, Hutton, Vuckic, Miller, Boyd, Clark
Queen of the South predicted line up
Clark, Durnan, Dowie, Higgins, Kidd, Burns, McShane, Holt, Paton, Russell, Reilly