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Rangers vs St. Johnstone. Viaplay Cup Group C.

Ibrox StadiumAttendance27,094.

Rangers 1

  • J Tavernier (62nd minute)

St. Johnstone 3

  • M Davidson (19th minute)
  • S Lappin (29th minute)
  • M O'Halloran (46th minute)

Rangers v St Johnstone: Team news for Tuesday's League Cup tie

Rangers striker Nicky Clark is not likely to play at Dumbarton
Image: Rangers striker Nicky Clark is still not ready to return

Rangers have an unchanged squad for their Scottish League Cup third-round tie with St Johnstone.

Striker Nicky Clark is back in training following a foot injury but is not yet ready to return, while winger David Templeton and goalkeeper Cammy Bell remain out with knee injuries.

Steven MacLean of St Johnstone controls the ball during the Uefa Europa League 2015/16
Image: Steven MacLean underwent major knee surgery last season

St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean will return to the squad after missing the 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock at the weekend.

MacLean, who has scored six goals in his last four matches, was not risked on the artificial pitch at Rugby Park due to concerns over his knee.

On-loan Celtic full-back Darnell Fisher is the only doubt and will undergo a late test on a toe injury picked up on Saturday.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has dismissed suggestions that the match is a significant marker of their progress.

Mark Warburton shouts to his Rangers players during their 5-0 win over Raith Rovers
Image: Mark Warburton has played down the significance of the match

"Everyone says it's a barometer. No, it's not. It's the next game," said Warburton.

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"All the papers are saying it's huge test for us because they are Premiership. We had a test against St Mirren, against Hibs, going to Alloa on their surface was a test, Queen of the South on a different surface was a test and Dumbarton was a test because of the one stand.

"We have shown we can deal with challenges. This is the next challenge. There will be a number of challenges this season. Going to Dumbarton in January will be a challenge. We have to deal with all these challenges."

Warburton certainly does not view the visit of Tommy Wright's side as anything to fear.

"If you look at Kenny Miller, Lee Wallace, Dean Shiels, they have been there and done it," he said. "The English contingent have played against bigger clubs many, many times, so they have no doubt about their abilities. We have players from Arsenal and Tottenham.

"So with the greatest of respect we are not fearful of anything, we are just looking forward to the next game at Ibrox."

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