New signings Richard Tait, Joe Shaughnessy and Marcus Fraser are strong Scottish Premiership operators, while Jak Alnwick will be desperate to show Steven Gerrard he deserves a bigger chance during his time at Ibrox.
The Rangers will have to do their best creatively to break such a stubborn back line, but with Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten now at the gate, they have the firepower to make a difference.
Alfredo Morelos had an indifferent start but Gerrard stayed with the Colombia international.
Ibrox’s boss also had a decision to make at the back. Leon Balogun crushes the Swede Filip Helander who played very willingly against Leverkusen in the middle of the week.
Rangers: McLauglin, Tavernier, Barisic, Goldson, Balogun, Kamara, Jack, Aribo, Hagi, Kent, Morelos.
Submarines: Firth, Bassey, Helander, Patterson, Davis, Itten, Barker, Jones, Arfield
St Mirren: Alnwick, Fraser, Shaughnessy, McCarthy, Tait, MacPherson, Foley, Sheron, McGrath, Durmus, Obika
Submarines: Lyness, Baird, Erhahon, Thorvaldsson, Henderson, McAllister, Jamieson, Jack, Morais.
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