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Rangers will be without suspended skipper David Weir against the Jambos.

Kyle Lafferty is also out of the match at Ibrox with a hernia problem and should be back in action in around three weeks' time.

New signings Juan Manuel Ortiz and Lee Wallace could make their competitive Rangers' debuts.

Jamie Hamill is suspended for Hearts, while striker Stephen Elliott has recovered from an ear infection which kept him out of last week's friendly against Royal Antwerp.

Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Papac, Bougherra, Wylde, McCulloch, Davis, Edu, Naismith, Healy, Jelavic, Hutton, Fleck, Alexander, Broadfoot, Ortiz, Wallace, Ness.

Hearts (from): Kello, Jonsson, Zaliukas, Webster, Taouil, Sutton, Grainger, Obua, Black, McGowan, Glen, Stevenson, Barr, Elliott, MacDonald, Templeton, Mrowiec, Novikovas.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
St Mirren v Celtic  
15:00
Aberdeen v Inverness  
Dundee Utd v St J'stone  
Kilmarnock v Partick  
Motherwell v Hamilton  
Ross Co v Dundee  
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
19:45
Aberdeen v St Mirren  
Friday, 03 October 2014
Kilmarnock v Dundee Utd  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Dundee v Aberdeen  
Partick v Motherwell  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Dundee Utd 7 6 16
2 Inverness 7 6 16
3 Hamilton 7 6 14
4 Celtic 6 8 11
5 Kilmarnock 7 0 11
6 Dundee 7 -1 10
7 Aberdeen 6 2 9
8 St J'stone 7 -3 9
9 Partick 6 2 7
10 Motherwell 7 -4 7
11 St Mirren 6 -7 3
12 Ross Co 7 -15 0

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

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