Steven Gerrard moving past Hibs draw
The Light Blues have a firm grip on the Premiership title race at the midway point having opened up a 16-point lead over Celtic.
The unbeaten Ibrox men have only dropped four points in 19 games, with the goalless draw at Livingston four games into the new season and September’s 2-2 draw at Easter Road draw the only blips.
Gers now have the chance to make amends for their Easter Road stumble when Jack Ross’ team visit Glasgow today.
Gerrard was annoyed by his side’s defending the last time the teams met but the Gers boss insists his team will not let frustrations over that result cloud their focus as they look to make it 12 straight league wins.
He said: “We don’t look back because you can’t change anything.
“All that game tells us is that we are going to be in for a tough test.
“Hibs are in a good place, they have got good players in good form and it is set up to be a fantastic game.
“We felt hard done by in terms of not winning that game with the chances that we had and what we created on the day but it is always a tough game going to Easter Road.
“It will be a tough test at Ibrox but we are going into it in a good place and we are really looking forward to the game and watching my players play.”
Rangers’ Kemar Roofe insists there will be no festive slacking from the league leaders.
He said: “I just prepare properly, as if it’s not Christmas, as if it’s just a normal day.
“We go again on Boxing Day, simple as that, we don’t do too much thinking about it.”
Ryan Jack will again be missing for Rangers. The midfielder was scheduled to make his return from a persistent knee injury but is still not ready for action although George Edmundson and Jordan Jones are free to play.