Rangers’ opponents St Johnstone have received a major boost ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final at Ibrox [The Courier].
The visitors will be without Gers loanee Glenn Middleton, who is ineligible against his parent club, but they will have Guy Melamed to call upon.
There were concerns in the Saints camp about the Israeli striker because he was substituted in the 1-1 Premiership draw between the two sides at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night after suffering from blurred vision.
However, manager Callum Davidson has confirmed that he will be available for the Cup tie.
“Guy is fine, he had blurred vision and a banging headache but he’s back in and training now,” he said [The Courier]. “It was low sun at that time of night and then the lights were on, so we think it may have been something to do with it.”
“I actually had it in my career and had to come off twice with migraines, so I know exactly how he felt. Your vision goes, you can’t see the ball properly and your head gets very sore.
“Guy wasn’t happy having to come off because he was playing well. He’d put one away really well that got chalked off for offside. And then he had a very good header, so he was playing well.”
Melamed joined St Johnstone in October 2020 on a free transfer following a spell in his native Israel with Maccabi Netanya and he’s since contributed seven goals and three assists from 19 appearances in all competitions.
St Johnstone were worthy of their point in midweek and Rangers will need to up their performance level on Sunday if they are to keep the dream of a domestic double alive.