Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of Dundee United’s visit with the news Joe Aribo could miss up to six weeks because of an ankle strain.
Goalkeeper Allan McGregor is also out after jarring a knee in training, while Jordan Jones has reported back from Northern Ireland with a quad problem that will keep him out of the meeting with Micky Mellon’s men.
But Borna Barisic has shaken off the dead leg he suffered while away with Croatia and returns to the squad along with Jermain Defoe (hamstring) and Cedric Itten (calf). Long-term knee injury victim Nikola Katic is making progress after a positive meeting with his surgeon but a return to action remains months off.
Lawrence Shankland returns to the Dundee United side for the trip to Ibrox after recovering from an ankle complaint.
The Scotland striker has not played since the opening day of the season in a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.
Midfielder Flo Hoti, who signed on Friday, could go into Micky Mellon’s squad but defender Mark Connolly will miss out with an ankle injury.