Preview - Rangers (a)

Last updated : 17 December 2009 By Firparkcorner

The short answer unfortunately is no, not really. Despite the fact Rangers are coming back to the pack rapidly, they still have players capable of commanding several thousand pounds a week and the difference in quality compared to Gannon's boys is clear. There are reasons for hope though as we have shown ourselves capable of getting good results away from home this term and it is also possible Rangers may take their eye off the ball, perhaps believing Tuesday's fixture to have been a much greater threat.

Kerr celebrates a few years ago

As ever, our team selection will be very interesting. McHugh picked up a knock last time but if fit it will be curious to see if he and Meechan retain their starting places. Sutton, Coke and Forbes would all hope to be called upon and while the damage in an in-form Novo could inflict on Moutaouakil isn't worth thinking about.

Our injury list is not huge and while it is arguable the likes of Smith and Fitzpatrick aren't really being missed, Humphrey, Hutchison and Slane would surely all have played more prominent roles were it not for their fitness troubles. Rangers too have a couple of issues with Mendes and McGregor being notable absentees and with Thomson a doubt, we may face up against 'Well old boy Lee McCulloch in the middle of the park.

The results against the Old Firm, particularly in Glasgow, are not going to define our season but after one win in nine, we urgently need some kind of positive. A good performance will be the most we can hope for but we should get some credit as we lose 2-1.