Weekend fixtures after a sapping Thursday night Europa League game are notoriously difficult and as such, St Johnstone should provide Rangers with a stern examination of their title credentials.
Tommy Wright 's men are unbeaten in their last five games after picking up three wins and two draws, and look a much more solid outfit than the one battered at McDairmid Park 4-0 in their last encounter.
Now in eighth position after a terrible start that saw them rooted at the bottom of the league, the Saints will be confident they can continue their good form and cause an upset.
Rangers know that a failure to pick up all three points would end the title race and will have to prove that they can cope with the physical challenge the Perth side will represent just days after an energy sapping Euro battle.
Borna Barisic misses the game after taking a knock and will likely be replaced by Andy Halliday while Ryan Jack comes back into contention after missing out due to suspension.
Liam Craig is back into contention for the home side after the experienced left footer missed the Ross County game with a knock.
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Steven Gerrard reveals how Neil Lennon's wild celebrations clamed his worries
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admits he can improve on his emotional touchline reactions but insists he’ll never apologise for being honest.
The Ibrox gaffer was criticised by pundits for his celebrations when Rangers beat Celtic in December and also drew criticism for his anger directed at players following defeat to Kilmarnock.
Gerrard was speaking to his old Liverpool team-mate Danny Murphy in an interview with the Mail on Sunday and also admitted that threatening Rangers stars with no days off resulted in improved training performances.
He admits he has questioned himself over his reaction after he grabbed the camera in celebration before running down the touchline to be with his plays.
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A great afternoon of football is in order as St Johnstone welcome title chasing Rangers to Perth.
Steven Gerrard’s side are ten points behind rivals Celtic but can claw back some ground with the Hoops kicking off at 3pm.
St Johnstone will have something to say about that however and are in excellent form having been unbeaten in five.