Injury news - Centre-back Jason Kerr to be fit to face Rangers
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Injury news - Centre-back Jason Kerr to be fit to face Rangers

Tomorrow’s fixture against St Johnstone will be a challenge for Rangers, despite some interesting stats concerning their head-to-head record against the men from Perth.

The Saints sit seventh in the league table, but are only seven points behind the Gers with a game in hand.

In Tommy Wright, they have the SPFL’s third longest-serving boss. The Northern Irishman also recently pipped Steven Gerrard to the Manager of the Month award for November.

The experienced manager oversaw an unbeaten November for the Saints. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Speaking to the club’s website yesterday, Wright touched on positive injury news for the hosts.

It was feared that their near ever-present centre-back, Jason Kerr, might be facing a period on the sidelines.

However, he will seemingly be passed fit for Sunday’s match.

Kerr dominates an aerial dual with then Hearts player, Kyle Lafferty, in the Scottish League Cup. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“Jason took a couple of nasty knocks against Motherwell last week and hadn’t trained until yesterday, but it looks like he’ll be fine”, he said.

That is undoubtedly a major boost for Wright. The Saints kept an impressive six consecutive clean sheets across October and November. 21-year-old Kerr, played a key role in each one.

In SPL action this time, he tussles with Hearts’ Steven MacLean. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As of August, the defender is valued at £270k by Transfermarkt. However, his commanding performances at the back this season will surely see that figure rise.

The Gers struggled to get past Efe Ambrose and Ryan Porteous in midweek. It doesn’t get any easier, as tomorrow, they will come up against another of the league’s form defenders.

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