Hearts make the trip to Glasgow to face Rangers in the final Scottish Premiership clash of the weekend – and Jambos star John Souttar has missed out for the Tynecastle side.

The Scotland defender has penned a pre-contract to move to Ibrox in the summer and was subject of a failed bid by the Light Blues ahead of the transfer deadline at the start of the week.

Rangers v Hearts -  Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership
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With Craig Halkett and Michael Smith already missing for the Jambos through injury, the Tynecastle side had been sweating over Souttar’s fitness in recent days.

After Rangers lost 3-0 to Celtic at Parkhead in midweek, Hearts may feel the hosts are there for the taking as they look to close the gap in the Premiership table.

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With Hearts sitting 13 points behind Rangers in the league, a win would be an excellent result and put the Jambos in the driving seat to secure third in the Premiership.

Robbie Neilson’s side played out a 0-0 draw with Hibs in their previous outing, and will be looking for the likes of Liam Boyce and Barrie McKay to have a big impact this afternoon.

Here’s how the teams line up at Ibrox this afternoon as Rangers host Hearts:

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