Award-nominated stars compete as Derek McInnes looks to show Philippe Clement his PFA profile

RANGERS are playing catch-up in the Premier League – literally on Sunday – as they aim to draw level with Celtic in the games played.

Whether they also have a chance to achieve a points draw depends on the Hoops and Hearts.

Killie stunned Gers on the opening day of the seasonCredit: Willie Vass
Since then, the teams have met twice, and the Rangers have won bothCredit: Willie Vass
Killie are buoyed by award nominations for David Watson (above) and boss Derek McInnesCredit: Willie Vass

Ibrox host Kilmarnock on Sunday – almost 24 hours after a big match Glasgow for both sides meeting on the south side.

While Rangers chase leaders Celtic, Kilmarnock still have a mathematical chance of taking third spot and beating Hearts.

That would require the Jambos to lose Celtic Parkto give Rangers provided an extra boost to close the six-point gap.

As the Edinburgh shocked the reigning champions with a second Parkhead to win of the season, Killie’s best hope is fourth place and the Gers have a chance to get closer.

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At this stage of the season it’s all buts and maybes, and every match counts in the hunt for trophies, European places and even top titles. flight status.

Awards also – and James Tavernier, Ross McCausland and Jack Butland are all on the PFA shortlists for Sunday’s ceremony, as are Killie duo David Watson and Derek McInnes.

They will all want to prove their own credentials after their nominations, and they will get the chance to do so at Ibrox.

Here’s how to tune in…

What time does Rangers v Kilmarnock start?

  • Rangers host Kilmarnock on Sunday, May 5.
  • The match will be held at Ibrox Stadium.
  • Kick-off is at 1:00 PM

Is VAR used? Who is the match referee?

  • David Dickinson is the man in the middle at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon.
  • His assistants are Calum Spence and Alan Mulvanny.
  • Grant Irvine is the fourth official.
  • As with all Premiership games, VAR will be used at Ibrox.
  • In the studio at Clydesdale House, Steven Kirkland will review the footage with Andrew McWilliam.

What TV channel is Rangers v Kilmarnock on? Can it be streamed live?

  • Sky Sports will broadcast the match live, with kick-off at 1pm.
  • Coverage and big match build-up starts at 12pm on Sky Sports Football and Main Event
  • Radio Scotland will also broadcast radio commentary
  • Highlights will be available on Sportscene on the BBC Scotland channel at 7.15pm and will be repeated on BBC One at 11.40pm.

Rangers fans are pleading with the club to re-sign the striker after watching Kilmarnock’s goal

Team news

Philippe Clement could not rely on left back Ridvan Yilmaz for the victory Saint Mirren last weekend – recalling the exit linked Borna Barisic to the starting XI.

The boss also stayed with Leon Balogun and John Souttar as his central defensive partnership, leaving out stalwart Connor Goldson. Many eyes at Ibrox will be on that position upon Gers’ return At home.

Danilo gave a positive update on his recovery from a knee injury this week, but it will be too early for the Brazilian who missing since December.

In the way Dressing room, Greg Stewart will not make the return against his old club after a hernia operation – but Derek McInnes is hopeful the striker can return to St Mirren or Celtic in the closing stages of the season.

Kyle Magennis remains sidelined for Killie

Match odds

Rangers 1/4 (Betway, Bet365, Ladbrokes)

To draw 11/2 (Bet365, PaddyPower)

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Kilmarnock 11/1 (SkyBet)

*odds correct as of Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 PM

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