St Mirren v Rangers preview

Team news ahead of Sunday's Scottish Premier League clash between St Mirren and Rangers at St Mirren Park (kick-off 12.45pm).

Last Updated: 04/03/11 at 15:18

Mair: Recovered from illness

Mair: Recovered from illness

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

St Mirren welcome Paul McGowan back from suspension for the game, while Lee Mair is also back to full fitness following illness.

David Barron (calf) and Paul McQuade (hamstring) are still out while Gareth Wardlaw and Nick Hegarty are just off returning from ankle injuries.

Rangers manager Walter Smith will be without eight players for the game.

Sasa Papac is ruled out with a head knock he sustained during Wednesday's fiery Old Firm clash and is added to the casualty list.

Kyle Lafferty is still struggling with tonsillitis and is suspended for the weekend action anyway, while Nikica Jelavic (hamstring), Jamie Ness (groin) and Steven Naismith (hamstring) are still out.

Longer-term casualties Andrew Little, Kirk Broadfoot and Lee McCulloch also remain on the sidelines.

St Mirren (from): Gallacher, McAusland, Travner, McGregor, Potter, Murray, Thomson, Goodwin, Dargo, Higdon, McLean, van Zanten, Mair, Mooy, McGowan, Cregg, Lamont, Samson.

Rangers (from): McGregor, Wylde, Foster, Weir, Bougherra, Whittaker, Davis, Edu, Bartley, Fleck, Hutton, Diouf, Kerkar, Alexander, Healy, Weiss, Cole, Shinnie.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Gary Neville: Liverpool are in danger of becoming a provincial club

Liverpool are stuck in the mud and in danger of becoming a provincial club, according to Gary Neville.

Emmanuel Adebayor's Tottenham future to be talked over after season

Mauricio Pochettino says no decision has yet been made over striker Emmanuel Adebayor's future at White Hart Lane.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company