Rangers could recall both Borna Barisic and Ryan Kent for their away trip to face Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Assistant manager Gary McAllister, standing in for Steven Gerrard, confirmed in the pre-match press conference that the duo would be in contention for places, although whether they are thrust straight back into the starting XI remains to be seen.

Knee and calf injuries have kept Barisic out since early October, while a hamstring issue has seen Kent miss the last six matches across all competitions.

The Liverpool loanee had made a bright start to his Rangers career, with three goals and an assist in 10 league outings before picking up the knock last month.

As for Barisic, he will be charged with the task of wrestling the left-back spot off Andy Halliday, who has ably deputised for the Croatian in recent weeks.

One man who won’t be in the Light Blues’ squad is Alfredo Morelos; the striker picked up his third red card of the season in the midweek defeat to Aberdeen, although one of those was rescinded on appeal, and is suspended.

Graham Dorrans and Jamie Murphy remain long-term absentees and neither is expected to pull on the Rangers shirt before the latter stages of the campaign at the very earliest.

McAllister spoke of his disappointment at Wednesday’s performance against the Dons and he and Gerrard will doubtless be asking for a big improvement at the Kilmac Stadium.

Nonetheless, despite not being at their fluent best, Rangers will feel that they created enough chances to at least draw the match, with Morelos guilty of missing the most presentable opportunity of the night.

The table is looking congested near the top at the moment, with surprise package Kilmarnock jostling for positions with the Gers, Celtic and Hearts.

Rangers will be keen to keep up the pressure with what should be a routine victory over the team currently propping up the division.


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