St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson says he will be missing several players through injury this weekend against Rangers, with Ibrox loanee Glenn Middleton ineligible.

The winger joined Saints on a season-long from Rangers during the summer transfer window but isn’t allowed to participate when the Ibrox side travel to Perth in the Scottish Premiership this Saturday. Saints are looking for their maiden league win while dealing with injuries and losing two key players, captain Jason Kerr and midfielder Ali McCann.

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Rangers loanee Middleton will miss out against the Ibrox side. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

New signing Cammy MacPherson is definitely out after ‘popping’ his shoulder and Craig Bryson remains injured. Fellow midfielder Murray Davidson is making his comeback from a shoulder problem while there are concerns elsewhere ahead of the Rangers match.

Davidson said: “We’ll get a scan done (for Cammy). I think that with the shoulder, you need to see how badly the ligaments around the shoulder have been damaged. That can increase or decrease the amount of time he’s out. With Craig Bryson out too, he’s an important signing for me now that Ali McCann has left.

“Murray Davidson has injured the ligaments in his other shoulder. It never rains but it pours. I haven’t counted how many I am missing because I wouldn’t sleep. We have a few missing. David Wotherspoon will be back from international duty with Canada and Glenn Middleton obviously can’t be involved.

“I have some concerns that I have to monitor this week. But there will be about seven or eight bodies that won’t make it.”

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