Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is keeping his fingers crossed that key midfield duo Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack will declare themselves fit to face Kilmarnock.
Both players sat out Saturday’s St Johnstone stalemate but Gerrard, speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s William Hill Scottish Cup replay at Ibrox, said: “Scotty Arfield will train this morning so we’re hoping he will come through and be available.
“Ryan Jack is still a big doubt but he will do some work today. He won’t do the full session but he will do some work then we’ll assess him after that.
“I’d play Ryan if he wasn’t 100 per cent but I wouldn’t risk him in terms of his body and creating further damage and have a longer period out.
“However, if Jacko says to me, ‘I’m not perfect but I’m prepared to have a go’, then he’s certainly one I’d probably go with because he’s a winner and a fighter and someone I trust out there.”
Gerrard is hoping for a reaction from his players after repeating his criticism of their shoddy display against Saints.
He said: “I think St Johnstone wasn’t just a problem in the 90 minutes. Having looked back at the week leading into it, there were certain things that didn’t look right.
“The week leading into it, I didn’t see a hungry team, I didn’t see a team with the right mentality to go and embrace the challenge that St Johnstone brought.
“We went in with a bit of ego and just thought we could turn up. We got found out.
“It is a concern. This doesn’t happen very often. Normally at home we’re very strong.
“So we’re hoping this is not going to be a regular thing. But I’ve told the players in a very honest and truthful way that Saturday was not acceptable.”