Rangers play against Livingston in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, with the Glasgow giants hoping to keep their title ambitions on track with three points.
Steven Gerrard’s Gers side will be the firm favourites to win this game and will be looking to bounce back following their demoralising defeat against Kilmarnock in midweek.
The Rangers manager to the club’s official website has admitted that January signings Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis are in contention to face Livingston but their lack of football this term means he will need to manage their game time.
Meanwhile, Gerrard has suggested that Nikola Katic could be recalled after Joe Worrall’s mistake against Killie on Wednesday.
The Gers have dominated the recent encounters between the two sides, winning six out of the last seven league games that the two sides have played against each other. However, Rangers did lose 1-0 to Livingston in September 2018.
Defoe managed to find the back of the net during the 2-1 loss against Killie and the veteran Rangers man will be looking to carry on his scoring streak.
Should the former England international score on Sunday, he will become the first Rangers player to score in his first two appearances for the club since Emerson Hyndman, according to BBC Sport.
Celtic’s 3-0 win against Hamilton on Saturday means that the Bhoys are now six points ahead of Gerrard’s side on the standings and also have a game in hand.
Rangers can ill-afford anything other than a win from this game or else their chances of finally winning the title this season will be slim.
Meanwhile former Gers star Kenny Miller believes that Defoe and Davis will prove to be ”fantastic signings” for the club. The duo joined the club from Premier League sides Bournemouth and Southampton this month.
Both players are at the latter stages of their careers but should have plenty to offer Gerrard’s side as the Scottish league is not as physically demanding as the English top-flight.