Should Rangers be resurgent against Livingston, it’ll be an ill-fitting tonic to a tumultuous few weeks which has all but killed the title challenge coming from Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard’s side welcomes the Lions only a few days after falling to a spirit-crushing 2-1 defeat at Rugby Park which has sent Celtic 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
But even if we are able to shake off the bad form come Saturday afternoon it will all feel a bit too little, too late.
It’s incredible that this is the atmosphere amongst Rangers fans only halfway into February but given our stuttering form and gigantic attitude problem you can’t blame the support.
Rangers look miles off a resurgent Celtic and have handed our rivals a title chance on a silver platter adorned with green and white ribbons.
Six months of astonishingly good work has been undone in three weeks by utter incompetence and a lack of heart, desire and application.
This may sound harsh, but it is amongst the cleanest interpretations of our devastating collapse in the last few weeks.
We have barely given ourselves a chance and it maybe hurts more that we’re solely to blame for it.But alas, another game in the Scottish Premiership comes around and if we’re not careful we will fall even further behind thanks to the on-form West Lothian side.
Livi are 5th in the Scottish Premiership and travel to Ibrox off the back of one defeat in their last five games.
Rangers fans will expect a response, but this tricky tie threatens to be a potential banana skin amid the worst form of Steven Gerrard’s tenure at Ibrox.
With the club’s title challenge teetering, on current form is this XI good enough to break the cycle and prevent Rangers’ season finally falling off the cliff?
Rangers v Livingston – Rangers predicted XI
GK – Allan McGregor
DR – James Tavernier
DC – Connor Goldson
DC – Nikola Katic
DL – Borna Barisic
CDM – Steven Davis
CM – Ryan Jack
CM – Scott Arfield
AM – Ianis Hagi
AM – Greg Stewart
ST – Alfredo Morelos