It was a positive result for the Gers on Sunday, as they overcame St Mirren 2-0 at Ibrox.
After a tricky start away to Aberdeen, this will have calmed the nerves for Steven Gerrard. Goals from Alberto Morelos, and new-signing Connor Goldson secured the three points for the Blues. Indeed, the Liverpool legend Gerrard praised Goldson for being a ‘leader’ in the victory over St Mirren.
One drawback for Gerrard is his Rangers side once again faced a red card. Ross McCrorie seeing red after 31 minutes.
To secure another three points against Kilmarnock, Gerrard may fell freshen-up his starting eleven, particularly considering the Ibrox outfit have been in European action midweek.
Here are the two players likely to be dropped for Celtic’s visit to Rugby Park.
Fan-favourite Alfredo Morelos may be dropped in favour of Umar Sadiq. The Colombian is valued at £1.62m by Transfermarkt. Sadiq looked lively when he came on against St Mirren and Gerrard will likely feel he deserves his chance in the starting eleven. Considering Rangers were in action on Thursday, fresh legs will be needed against Kilmarnock.
The Croatian may be rested for the trip to Rugby Park. Barisic has looked solid if unspectacular in his start to his Rangers career.
The experience of Lee Wallace may be favoured in the Scottish Premiership. Barisic is another who may be rested considering Rangers gruelling midweek schedule, playing Thursday night football against NK Maribor. Rangers need to ease the new man in, that’s for sure.