It's less than two months Rangers and Hibs last met but they are thrown back together at Ibrox tonight in what could be a crucial game for both.

It was a comfortable win for Steven Gerrard's men at Easter Road back in December as they ran out 3-0 winners over a poor Hibs side.

Ryan Porteous was sent off that day for a tackle on Borna Barisic but there won't be a reunion as the Hibs defender is out injured.

Hibs could hand Marc McNulty his first start since returning on loan to Jack Ross' side but Greg Docherty can't play.

It's a similar story for Florian Kamberi at Rangers but Ianis Hagi could start while James Tavernier is likely to make his return from injury.

Matt Polster has impressed at right-back but Rangers miss the Englishman's creativity on the right hand side.

They're already seven points behind Celtic - although they do have a game in hand - and they can't really afford to drift any further at this stage.

Follow every kick of the ball in the LIVE blog below.

McNulty to ask McGregor for explanation

Marc McNulty admits he could ask Allan McGregor to explain the bizarre incident which saw the Rangers keeper sent off last season.

The returning Hibs striker was on the receiving end of a flying kick from the Ibrox shotstopper in the closing stages of Rangers’ 1-0 win in May last year.

McGregor was sent off by Bobby Madden and Steven Gerrard later described the keeper’s behaviour as indefensible.

McNulty, who was oddly booked after the clash, revealed he laughed it off at the time but insists he may have a word with the 37-year-old, who he insists tried to blame him.

READ MORE: Marc McNulty to ask Rangers keeper Allan McGregor for explanation over bizarre flying kick

Early team news

Skipper James Tavernier is set to return to Steven Gerrard’s starting line-up when Rangers host Hibernian on Wednesday night.

The right-back has not featured at all this year after undergoing appendix surgery but is in contention to face Jack Ross’ side.

Greg Stewart (groin) is also available but Jermain Defoe, Ryan Jack (both calf) and Filip Helander (foot) remain sidelined while Florian Kamberi will not be allowed to face his parent club.

Hibernian defender Adam Jackson is back from illness.

Like Kamberi, Greg Docherty cannot play after moving from Rangers to Hibs on loan.

Defenders Jason Naismith and Ryan Porteous and midfielder Stevie Mallan (all knee) remain out.

READ MORE: Rangers squad revealed as James Tavernier returns to action after injury lay-off

Good evening

Hello and welcome to our live blog as Rangers host Hibs in a huge game at Ibrox.

Rangers have scored nine goals in the two games against Hibs this season with six coming at Ibrox.

That was in the second game of the season while the 3-0 win at Easter Road in December is fresh in everyone’s memories for incidents on and off the field.

The Ibrox side haven’t been firing on all cylinders since returning from the winter break and will be hoping to get their season going again tonight.

You get the feeling that it could all fall down now if points are dropped tonight but Jack Ross will be ensuring his Hibs side are right up for it.