Glasgow Rangers will attempt to close the gap on leaders Celtic in the Scottish Premiership when they head to Aberdeen on Wednesday evening, but one of their key players faces a fitness test ahead of the match, according to Sky Sports.

The Gers haven’t really hit the ground running since returning from the winter break, which will be a disappointment to Steven Gerrard.

It looked like Rangers were primed to launch a huge assault on the title after they beat Celtic in their final match of 2018, but they have failed to kick on from there and have surrendered invaluable ground in the race for top spot.

That means that the Gers will head to Aberdeen trailing the Bhoys by six points in the race to be crowned champions, so they cannot afford any slip ups at Pittodrie.

If Rangers are to pick up the victory, they might need to do it without central defender Connor Goldson, who will face a fitness test ahead of the match.

The former Brighton man felt a niggle after the last training session before the trip to the Dons, and will be assessed nearer to kick off.

Gerrard will go into the contest without his January signings Glen Kamara and Matt Polster, and he will also miss long-term injury victims Graham Dorrans, Eros Grezda and Jamie Murphy, who are showing no signs of nearing a return to action.

Rangers go into the match off the back of successive victories in the league, a sign that they are starting to find their form after the mid-season break.

They know the importance of picked up another three points at Aberdeen, not just to keep tabs with Celtic above them in the table, but also to put a little bit of distance between themselves and the side immediately below them in the Scottish Premiership.


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