Rangers are preparing to visiting Livingston as the club edges closer to an unbeaten season at Ibrox with 180 minutes between this Gers side and immortality.
The Tony Macaroni has proven a troublesome ground for Steven Gerrard during his time at Rangers with the Ibrox side infamously losing in West Lothian during the Scouser’s first season.
Even this campaign the Gers toiled to a 0-0 draw with Livi earlier in the season and there will be no-one at Ibrox taking the match with David Martindale’s side for granted this week.
The other two Scottish Premiership matches this season have seen Rangers win 2-0 at Ibrox and 1-0 in West Lothian with the Lions failing to score in all three matches between the sides this season.
Rangers also couldn’t be playing Livingston at a better time form-wise, Martindale’s side winning only one of their last ten Scottish Premiership matches.
The Tony Macaroni club are also without a win since the split and face an uphill battle to get one over on a Rangers side increasingly determined to get over the line this season.
The Champions however are not without their own injury problems heading into this clash and in defence and in midfield they’re down to the bare bones.
Connor Goldson and Jack Simpson are likely to continue at centre-half with Filip Helander and Leon Balogun out, whilst left-back presents a particular dilemma.
A leg injury to Borna Barisic from the 4-1 win over Celtic isn’t as bad as first feared and with Calvin Bassey out after it was confirmed the Croat fail won’t be risked on the plastic the Gers will be short against the Lions.
Joe Aribo has deputised at left-back previously and should he be required there is little doubt he could do a job here again.
James Tavernier is likely to get the nod at right-back but the situation with Aribo at left-back stretches the midfield even further.
Joe is amongst only three recognised midfielders available for selection with Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack injured and Bongani Zungu suspended.
Ianis Hagi could presumably take the step back if required which would then offer an opportunity further up the field.
Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are likely to start as two of the front three but there appears to be a dilemma between Kemar Roofe and fan favourite Scott Wright on the right.
We’re giving Wright the nod with Aberdeen on the horizon as the Gers look to go within 90 minutes of an unbeaten league campaign.
Rangers predicted XI v Livingston – 4-3-3
GK – Allan McGregor
DR – James Tavernier
DC – Connor Goldson
DC – Jack Simpson
DL – Joe Aribo
CDM – Steven Davis
CM – Glen Kamara
CM – Ianis Hagi
RF – Scott Wright
ST – Alfredo Morelos
LF – Ryan Kent