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.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has come under fire from the Ibrox fans with his side only winning two of their last five Premiership games. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Rangers captain James Tavernier described the performance at Rugby Park as “embarrassing” [RangersTV]. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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?

Would a poor result against Livingston be the final nail in our title coffin? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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

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