Match Previews

country flag Premiership Round 24
Sat 02 February 2019 15:00
Referee
Andrew Dallas
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  4oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 6.2 mph
Travel Info
1/2 hour coach, 1 hour train, 1/2 hour car
Distance
11 KM (Distance Matrix)

Rangers

Last updated: Sun 03 February 2019 08:34
In Brief

Goldson, Murphy, Dorrans and Grezda all unavailable. Multiple first-team stars to return against St Mirren. Rangers struggle to convince at Cowdenbeath. Kamara signs and Rossiter departs.

Looking Back

Rangers progressed to the Scottish Cup last-16 with a dominant but unconvincing victory at Cowdenbeath.

Steven Gerrard made a host of chances for the match, giving the likes of Lassana Coulibaly, Jon Flanagan, and Kyle Lafferty some game time.

The decision to make so many changes interrupted Rangers' fluency. Despite getting the job done, they were a shadow of the side that created so many chances at Livingston.

Looking Ahead

The performance at Cowdenbeath isn't too much of a concern, however. Gerrard is likely to throw the likes of Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos, and Joe Worrall back into the mix for Saturday's St Mirren clash.

New signing Matt Polster is available to make his Rangers debut against St Mirren. Due to the squad options available, however, it may not come this Sunday.

Connor Goldson, Jamie Murphy, Eros Grezda, and Graham Dorrans are all sidelined respectively.

Rangers have also signed Glen Kamara from Dundee on deadline day and allowed Jordan Rossiter to head out on loan to Bury for the rest of the season. Kamara is available for Saturday.

Points of Interest

Rangers have now scored in eight of their last nine domestic matches. Haven't conceded a goal in their two meetings against St Mirren this season.

St Mirren

Last updated: Sun 03 February 2019 08:34
In Brief

Kellermann and Cooke big doubts. Rogers, MacKenzie, Hodson, MacPherson, Mullen, and Magennis sidelined. St Mirren positive against Hibs despite loss. Muzek, Nazon, and Laurentu sign. Latter subject to international clearance.

Looking Back

St Mirren have plenty to be positive about regarding the performance despite losing 3-1 at home to Hibernian on Sunday.

The Buddies had plenty of invention through the driving runs of Brad Lyons and the neat foot-work of Kyle McAllister.

Saints just simply invited too much pressure on against Hibs. They didn't believe they could stretch their lead further, and it created a negative mindset for them.

Looking Ahead

Oran Kearney needs to stick with what's working. Against Hibs, his starting line-up worked, and needs to give it another shot at Ibrox in a similar 4-5-1 system.

Cody Cooke and Jim Kellermann are both strong doubts for the trip to Govan.

Danny Rogers, Gary MacKenzie, Lee Hodson, Cameron MacPherson, Danny Mullen, and Kyle Magennis are all out respectively.

As well as signing Mateo Muzek, the Buddies also signed defender Laurentiu Corbu and striker Duckons Nazon on-loan until the end of the season. Corbu is still awaiting international clearance.

Points of Interest

St Mirren have now conceded 11 goals in their last four matches. Shipped nine goals in their last two alone. Haven't scored in five of their last six meetings with Rangers.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Steven Davis (mid)(Southampton – on loan), Jermaine Defoe (att)(Bournemouth – on loan), Andy Firth (gk)(Barrow), Matt Polster (def)(Chicago Fire), Glen Kamara (mid)(Dundee)
Transfer out
  • Eduardo Herrera (sp)(att)(Necaxa - on loan), Jordan Rossiter (sp)(mid)(Bury - on loan)
Transfer in
  • Greg Tansey (mid)(Aberdeen, Vaclav Hladky (gk)(Slovan Liberec), Brad Lyons (mid)(Blackburn Rovers - on loan), Anders Dreyer (mid)(Brighton and Hove Albion - on loan), Mateo Muzek (def)(Shakhtar Karagandy), Duckens Nazon (att)(Sint-Truiden - on loan), Laurentiu Corbu (def)(Dinamo Bucharest - on loan)
Transfer out
  • Adam Hammill (k)(mid)(Scunthorpe United), Jordan Kirkpatrick (sp)(mid)(Alloa Athletic), Cammy Smith (r)(att)(Dundee United), Adam Eckersley (sp)(def)(Forfar Athletic), Dean Lyness (sp)(gk)(free), Conor O'Keefe (sp)(mid)(free), Jeff King (sp)(mid)(free), Ryan Edwards (sp)(mid)(Hearts), Alfie Jones (sp)(def)(Southampton), Cole Kpekawa (sp)(def)(free)
Transfer in
  • Steven Davis (mid)(Southampton – on loan), Jermaine Defoe (att)(Bournemouth – on loan), Andy Firth (gk)(Barrow), Matt Polster (def)(Chicago Fire), Glen Kamara (mid)(Dundee)
Transfer out
  • Eduardo Herrera (sp)(att)(Necaxa - on loan), Jordan Rossiter (sp)(mid)(Bury - on loan)

St Mirren

Last updated: Sun 03 February 2019 08:34
In Brief

Kellermann and Cooke big doubts. Rogers, MacKenzie, Hodson, MacPherson, Mullen, and Magennis sidelined. St Mirren positive against Hibs despite loss. Muzek, Nazon, and Laurentu sign. Latter subject to international clearance.

Looking Back

St Mirren have plenty to be positive about regarding the performance despite losing 3-1 at home to Hibernian on Sunday.

The Buddies had plenty of invention through the driving runs of Brad Lyons and the neat foot-work of Kyle McAllister.

Saints just simply invited too much pressure on against Hibs. They didn't believe they could stretch their lead further, and it created a negative mindset for them.

Looking Ahead

Oran Kearney needs to stick with what's working. Against Hibs, his starting line-up worked, and needs to give it another shot at Ibrox in a similar 4-5-1 system.

Cody Cooke and Jim Kellermann are both strong doubts for the trip to Govan.

Danny Rogers, Gary MacKenzie, Lee Hodson, Cameron MacPherson, Danny Mullen, and Kyle Magennis are all out respectively.

As well as signing Mateo Muzek, the Buddies also signed defender Laurentiu Corbu and striker Duckons Nazon on-loan until the end of the season. Corbu is still awaiting international clearance.

Points of Interest

St Mirren have now conceded 11 goals in their last four matches. Shipped nine goals in their last two alone. Haven't scored in five of their last six meetings with Rangers.

Transfer in
  • Greg Tansey (mid)(Aberdeen, Vaclav Hladky (gk)(Slovan Liberec), Brad Lyons (mid)(Blackburn Rovers - on loan), Anders Dreyer (mid)(Brighton and Hove Albion - on loan), Mateo Muzek (def)(Shakhtar Karagandy), Duckens Nazon (att)(Sint-Truiden - on loan), Laurentiu Corbu (def)(Dinamo Bucharest - on loan)
Transfer out
  • Adam Hammill (k)(mid)(Scunthorpe United), Jordan Kirkpatrick (sp)(mid)(Alloa Athletic), Cammy Smith (r)(att)(Dundee United), Adam Eckersley (sp)(def)(Forfar Athletic), Dean Lyness (sp)(gk)(free), Conor O'Keefe (sp)(mid)(free), Jeff King (sp)(mid)(free), Ryan Edwards (sp)(mid)(Hearts), Alfie Jones (sp)(def)(Southampton), Cole Kpekawa (sp)(def)(free)

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