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Rangers star Ryan Jack at risk, faces spell on sidelines if teammates step up

Ryan Jack of  Rangers goes close to scoring a second goal during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

Ryan Jack is suspended for Rangers for the second time this season and will be watching on nervously tonight.

Ryan Jack of Rangers gets in his cross into the penalty box during the Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

Rangers will be without midfielder Ryan Jack this evening when they visit St Johnstone.

The 25-year-old is suspended after his sending off in Rangers' last fixture against Hamilton, where he picked up two bookings in the space of seven second half minutes.

Pedro Caixinha's side cruised to a 4-1 victory, but it was despite Jack not because of him.

Ryan Jack of Rangers and Tomas Rogic of Celtic battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

It was the second red card the Rangers man had received just this season, following his dismissal against Hibernian back in August.

Suspensions aside, Jack has been an ever present for Rangers this season, but his place could come under threat.

The midfielder was an underwhelming performer in the defeat to Celtic, and this is a chance for his teammates to step up.

Jason Holt of Rangers tracked by James Forrest of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pedro Caixinha is likely to select Jason Holt in his place, with Jordan Rossiter's injury problems continuing.

It is a good chance for Holt, who needs to show he is deserving of a regular spot.

Jack's lack of discipline has been a real downside for him after his summer switch from Aberdeen.

He will be watching on nervously tonight, in the realisation that a strong performance from his teammates could leave him sitting on the sidelines.

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