The team sheets for Rangers v St Johnstone are in as the McDiarmid Park club look to make it a domestic double against the odds.
Rangers were held to a 1-1 league draw by the Saints on Wednesday with both having one eye on this match. The home team have made six changes with the likes of former Saint Allan McGregor and Alfredo Morelos returning to Steven Gerrard’s side.
Callum Davidson on the contrary has made one change from the midweek game, Scott Tanser replacing Callum Booth. Speaking ahead of the match, the St Johnstone manager is aware that the League Cup holders will be ‘massive underdogs’ against Rangers, who won the Scottish Premiership with ease this term.
Davidson said: “We can try and stay in the game as long as we can and make it difficult for Rangers. It is really important that we try and do the things that we are good at and hopefully that is enough. We have nothing to lose really. Rangers are the favourites, probably favourites for the trophy the way they have played this season.
“So we really have nothing to lose. We will ask the players to go out and be brave and play with confidence and hopefully it will take us somewhere positive. It is not a free game for us, but Rangers are expected to beat us quite easily. Their form at home points to that. We are massive underdogs. Can we apply any pressure on them? We will find out.”
McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic, Davis, Kamara, Hagi, Aribo, Morelos, Kent.
St Johnstone XI
Clark, Rooney, Kerr, Gordon, McCart, Tanser, McCann, Craig, Wotherspoon, Melamed, May.
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