With just four games of the league season remaining, Rangers know anything other than a victory against Kilmarnock will all but kill off any remaining hopes the club have of winning the title.

Philippe Clement's men could potentially go into the match six points behind with Celtic playing on Saturday.

Derek McInnes' side are unbeaten in the Premiership since Rangers defeated the Ayrshire men on their own patch at the end of February.

Our writers select their Rangers XIs for the clash.

Chris Jack

The wide areas continue to cause the biggest problems for Philippe Clement. The injury-enforced absences of Oscar Cortes and Abdallah Sima leave the Belgian short of natural pace and width and Rangers are still suffering as a result. Once again, it will be a case of square pegs in round holes.

Fabio Silva has looked lost on the left side in recent weeks. On form, he doesn’t merit a start. He was hooked early in the second half against St Mirren last Sunday and the man that replaced him, Ross McCausland, should get the nod at Ibrox. Dujon Sterling will again need to play in the final third and he and McCausland are interchangeable on the flanks.

Behind them, there are few big calls for Clement to make. Todd Cantwell is nailed down at No.10, Mohamed Diomande must start and is set to be partnered by John Lundstram and the pairing of Leon Balogun and John Souttar now looks to be the favoured one.


Derek Clark

Kilmarnock are going to be well-organised and difficult to break down at Ibrox. Derek McInnes has worked wonders and this game is fraught with danger given the way Rangers are currently performing.

Last week's display in Paisley was laboured and Philippe Clement needs a much better showing on Sunday.

With that in mind, some alterations to the starting XI can be expected. The backline is likely to remain the same given Connor Goldson is out for the rest of the season and Ridvan Yilmaz is still a doubt.

In midfield, John Lundstram is simply not playing well enough. With Parkhead to come next week, it'll surely be a temptation to play a midfield two of Mohamed Diomande and Dujon Sterling. It will give Rangers legs and energy in the engine room.

In the forward areas, Fabio Silva was poor again against St Mirren. Ross McCausland replaced him and should start ahead of the Portuguese with Scott Wright taking up position on the right.