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Steven Gerrard’s side are the only team to beat them this season as they look to keep the pressure on the title

Rangers could do anything but kill the title race on Saturday, but to have a chance of doing so they have to have a tough trip to St Mirren unscathed

Steven Gerrard’s side hold a 16 point lead at the top of the Premiership, despite having played three more games than Celtic

Even with that in mind, having a 19 point lead this weekend might just be a fatal blow, but there is a tough test to negotiate first

Jim Goodwin’s side are the only side to beat Rangers this season and they did so in a certain style with a deserved 3-2 win in the Betfred Cup

They have lost only once since October 2 in all competitions and could finish fifth with a victory at Paisley

Veteran Steven Davis admitted ahead of the game that there will always be questions about the Rangers’ mentality until they lift a trophy, but getting through that with a win would go a long way in silencing the Rangers. skeptics

St Mirren: Alnwick, Tait, Shaughnessy, McCarthy, Fraser, Mason, Doyle-Hayes, McGrath, Connolly, Erhahon, Obika Submarines: Lyness, Flynn, Foley, MacPherson, McAllister, Durmus, Morias, Dennis, Erwin

Ranger Team: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic, Kamara, Aribo, Davis, Roofe, Hagi, Morelos Submarines: McLaughlin, Bassey, Balogun, Patterson, Zungu, Barker, Kent, Defoe, Itten

St Mirren didn’t create much but everything they did in the last third went through Obika

The forward looks really devastating and has asked Rangers captain Connor Goldson questions on several occasions

His side was not at his best creative but limited St Mirren to nothing and tried his luck when they arrived

The Buddies have been disappointing given the form they are in, but they won’t give up just yet – Jim Goodwin will take a look at what they did against Rangers a fortnight ago

It was a very different game than a draw a few weeks ago, as St Mirren left a lot more room behind

Morelos! The Colombian striker spent a few months without a national goal but the drought is over

It’s put on a plate after a horrific mistake by Saints captain Joe Shaughnessy, but it’s a cool finish that puts the Rangers in control

James Tavernier finds himself on the book for a foul on the left flank

McGrath’s resulting free kick finds Richard Tait and full-back nearly converted – though he didn’t know

The striker takes the ball after a great job from Hagi and his shot from a tight angle deflects Alnwick

Rangers tweaked their game plan a bit today Rather than relying on Davis to pulverize passes from the depths, Helander took on the role of quarterback

A counterattack on the left wreaks havoc for Rangers as Allan Mcgregor scrambles to stop a Dylan Connolly effort

The ball then falls on Obika who catches the ball over the bar on the turn at six meters – great luck!

He’s over Alnwick like lightning after a Helander ball in the middle, but the keeper quickly leaves his line to clear

Jamie McGrath showed the Rangers what it’s all about with a brace a few weeks ago and he almost got the best possible start here

Warm-ups in full swing at St Mirren Park as kick-off approaches And at sub-zero temperatures they are very, very necessary

It may be Saturday’s clash with Celtic that will define Rangers’ season, but make no mistake – Steven Gerrard has 90 minutes ahead of him

A loss of momentum now would come at the worst possible time with derby day looming, while a victory would send them more confident than ever to put their rivals to the sword

The only message he insists on to his players is to get rid of the future of their minds and take care of the task at hand

Jim Goodwin made three changes on his side with Jonathan Obika, Brandon Mason and Dylan Connolly all back at home

Unsurprisingly, however, this is the exact same XI that knocked out Rangers from Betfred two weeks ago.

This is Alfredo Morelos’ first start since winning 2-1 at Dundee United as he replaces Ryan Kent

The Colombian sniper has not hit the bottom of the net since Benfica left in early November: he will seek to end this sterile run today

St Mirren Team: Alnwick, Tait, Shaughnessy, McCarthy, Fraser, Mason, Doyle-Hayes, McGrath, Connolly, Erhahon, ObikaSubs: Lyness, Flynn, Foley, MacPherson, McAllister, Durmus, Morias, Dennis, Erwin

Ranger Team: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic, Kamara, Aribo, Davis, Roofe, Hagi, MorelosSubs: McLaughlin, Bassey, Balogun, Patterson, Zungu, Barker, Kent, Defoe, Itten

A few combat speeches from Gerrard’s assistant, who says the loss on their last trip to Paisley only motivates Rangers players to improve their game this afternoon

It’s only natural for a loss to take place just a few days ago for a player to think, ‘They’ve turned us over, we’ve got to give them one’

It’s a natural instinct that every footballer in the whole country should have, but we realize that these are a team that play with a bit of confidence

However, we have to go there and make sure it is all up to us We have done all our due diligence on St Mirren, we know their strengths but we have to look at what we are doing today

If we go there and play, if we execute, we hope we can get the right result We debriefed the last game as we do after every game

Scott Arfield is in serious doubt after limping against Hibs and with Ryan Jack remaining out, it seems likely we’ll see Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara and Steven Davis round up the midfielder

Bongani Zungu chapped on the door recently, however, while Steven Gerrard will be reluctant to turn too hard, he could figure well from the start

Alfredo Morelos is available after his return from suspension against Hibs but Kemar Roofe has done a great job leading the line recently. It looks like a draw between these two to lead the line

St Mirren, meanwhile, gets Brandon Mason back from suspension He was picked for praise after his performance a fortnight ago and it seems likely that Goodwin will reinstate the Englishman to help contain James Tavernier’s threat

We will receive confirmation on all of this and more in the next hour

Steven Davis admits losing to his opponents today was a blow a fortnight ago, but he’s thrilled with the way his teammates rebounded

Rangers have lost 3-2 in the Betfred Cup at this point in their only loss of the season so far

But they’ve won all three league games since and Davis is confident they’ll make it four on the spin

St Mirren’s game was a huge disappointment It’s not a feeling we’ve had too many times this season in the dressing room after

But Wednesday is a huge game for us, a really important game against a fit and confident team. We go to Paisley to try our best to get the three points

During the season, you will be asked different questions and you will be offered different challenges. It’s up to us to try to find the answers to them

More often than not we have been able to find these answers, but we also understand that there is still a lot of football to be played.We just take the age-old cliché, the next game is the most important and we make sure that we are ready

St Mirren manager Jim Goowin called on referees to be ‘brave’ when assessing penalty calls against Rangers

Steven Gerrard’s side have yet to kick the ball against them in the Premiership this season, the only side not to concede a penalty

In any game you play in you need an element of luck, you need certain decisions to go in your favor

You need the referees to make the big decisions on the same day and be brave enough to make those decisions

There have been a couple of instances where penalties weren’t awarded and you hope these kinds of decisions won’t go against us tomorrow

I think I’m right that the Rangers are the only Premiership team that hasn’t had a penalty against them and sometimes subconsciously it can play in the minds of officials

You just hope that if we have to make any of these decisions tomorrow they will go in our favor and the arbitrators will be brave enough to make the necessary appeals.

The Old Firm may be on the horizon for the Rangers, but Steven Gerrard’s message has been consistent throughout the season

A win at St Mirren Park puts them in excellent shape ahead of Saturday’s Ibrox showstopper, but it is by no means a gift against a Saints side who inflicted their only loss of the season there is fifteen days

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