Rangers predicted lineup vs St. Mirren - Scottish Premiership

Max Parsons
Rangers have suffered a bad week
Rangers have suffered a bad week / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

The first phase of the Scottish Premiership concludes this weekend, with Rangers in need of a victory as they visit St. Mirren on Sunday.

The Gers have experienced a poor week on the field, having lost pivotal games in the previous two outings. Last weekend's devastating 2-1 defeat to Celtic at Ibrox extended the gap at the league summit to six points, while their 1-0 loss at Braga gives them a tough task to advance in the Europa League.

A win should be forthcoming this weekend, though, as they face a St. Mirren side that has lost six of its last seven and is battling relegation. Here's how the visitors could shape up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

James Tavernier
James Tavernier will captain the side again / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Allan McGregor (GK) - The 40-year-old is set for his 22nd consecutive league start here.

James Tavernier (RB) - Will surely start and skipper the side for a 25th time in succession in the Scottish Premiership.

Connor Goldson (CB) - A key part of this Gers back line, Goldson is set for his 32nd league appearance of the campaign here.

Filip Helander (CB) - After playing in Portugal on Thursday, Leon Balogun could be afforded a rest, giving Helander an opportunity at the heart of defence.

Calvin Bassey (LB) - Performed well on Thursday night and should be in line to retain his spot for a 13th successive start across all competitions.

2. Midfielders

Aaron Ramsay
Aaron Ramsey may be recalled into midfield / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Ryan Jack (CM) - Could be deployed as the anchoring midfielder behind the more attacking presences ahead of him.

Scott Arfield (CM) - Should be in line to retain his place in the starting XI, after having to settle for a substitute cameo against Celtic last weekend.

Aaron Ramsey (CM) - An unused substitute against Braga, the Welshman should come back into the fold following his goal against Celtic last time out.

3. Forwards

Joe Aribo
Joe Aribo should be brought back into the side / Octavio Passos/GettyImages

Joe Aribo (RW) - Has largely been a reliable performer on the right flank this term and, having started on the bench in midweek, could come back into the starting lineup here.

Kemar Roofe (ST) - In Alfredo Morelos' injury-enforced absence, Roofe should come back into the side in place of Fashion Sakala.

Ryan Kent (LW) - An injury-hampered campaign has seen him net just twice in the league this term, although his tally of ten assists is much more up to his usual standards.