It will be a St Johnstone team full of confidence that heads to Ibrox tomorrow night, according to Tommy Wright.
The Perth boss will consider tweaking his starting line-up for the middle match of a three-game spell in the space of six days.
But, whichever side faces Rangers, it will be one he believes is capable of getting a positive result.
Wright said: “There are no fresh injury worries and that means we can freshen things up for Wednesday or Saturday if we feel we need it.
“I would imagine Rangers will go back to their usual set-up for this game. They obviously felt they had to tweak it a bit against Celtic after the 5-1 defeat but Rangers are at home and I expect them to be full on and back to their normal system.
“We are in good form, winning four out of six and we are in a good position. So we go to Ibrox with a good degree of confidence. We are also in a good vein of form with regard to performance levels.
“We have only conceded 10 goals and four of them were against Celtic. We are solid. We would like to have scored more but we have retained the ball well and we have to do that against Rangers.
“We can go there with a fair degree of optimism for what is going to be a difficult game. They will know it is going to be difficult for them as well.”
Saints beat Rangers in the League Cup last season but Wright insisted: “It doesn’t matter what happened last year.
He added: “You know you have to play well, defend well and make sure you keep the ball. We did that in the League Cup last season and against the bigger teams. We didn’t do it against Celtic this season and ended up taking a bit of a doing.
“Rangers have raised the bar in terms of their squad because they knew they were coming into a tougher environment.
“Apart from Brendan at Celtic every other manager in the league would be envious of the path of recruitment Rangers had in the summer. They can go and spend £1.8 million or whatever it was on a striker like Joel Garner. They are a massive club and have strengthened, bringing in experience and good young players which augers well for the future at Rangers.
“But we always feel we can match anyone.
“We are ahead of where we were last year in terms of points and performances.
“We are happy with where we are but we can’t relax. We have to keep doing the right things and continue to pick up points.”