St Johnstone don’t exactly have a good record in recent times over Rangers, a trend they will be looking to buck this weekend.

The winless Saints are in need of a win following a poor start to the season. They haven’t had it easy right enough, with trips to Aberdeen, Celtic and Hibs included in their opening five matches.

St Johnstone face Rangers this weekend.

St Johnstone have had a tough start to the league campaign. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They now face a Rangers side who have been relentless in league form, minus a home defeat to Celtic.

Tommy Wright will be eager to record a rare victory over the Govan side.

St Johnstone rarely get results against Rangers

For that to happen though, Wright will need to find a way to crack the Saints’ Rangers woes. In their last 17 meetings, St Johnstone have won just once.

A poor record against the Light Blues. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a run that dates back to 2011. In that time, Rangers have won 12 times, with four draws being played out between the two.

Wright will need to channel the spirit of the 2017/18 season perhaps. That was the last time St Johnstone triumphed over Rangers, a memorable 3-1 win at Ibrox.

There are plenty of players from that night still present at McDiarmid Park. Liam Craig, Scott Tanser and Zander Clark all started, whilst Kyle McClean, Liam Gordon and David Wotherspoon were all on the bench.

A brilliant night for the Saints in 2017. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’ll be a tough ask for the Saints though on Sunday. With no wins in their opening five games, they really could do with a big upset like a victory over Rangers.

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