St Johnstone have announced their starting XI to take on Rangers as the Ibrox side travel to McDiarmid Park – with manager Callum Davidson signing a new deal.

Davidson won the League Cup and Scottish Cup double in his first season as manager in Perth. He has now penned a long-term agreement to remain as boss until 2025 in a boost before the game v Rangers. The Ibrox side have named a strong side against a Saints team adjusting to life after the loss of two key men, Jason Kerr and Ali McCann.

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Davidson has signed a new deal ahead of the meeting with Ibrox foes. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Davidson said of his new deal: “I’m absolutely delighted. This Football Club has been a massive part of my life and to know that I will be for a few more years is very pleasing. What we achieved last season was absolutely fantastic and we now look to build on that as we all move forward together.

“I have a great backroom staff and a great bunch of lads in the playing squad. They have all been fantastic.  Everybody in the Football Department, and all around the club, will continue to give their all as we look to keep moving forward and doing as well as we possibly can.”

Here are the starting XI’s in in Perth, with Ali Crawford making his Saints debut.

 

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