Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League
- Venue: Ibrox Stadium
- Date: Sunday 28 August
- Kick-off: 1500 BST
Rangers defender Lee Wallace misses out with a hamstring strain while David Weir, Sasa Papac and Lee McCulloch are unlikely to be fit in time.
Steven Whittaker may recover from a broken toe and Jordan McMillan from a calf strain, while new signing Alejandro Bedoya joins the squad.
Aberdeen are hopeful Chris Clark and Kari Arnason will recover from injury.
Rob Milsom will return from a groin problem while Yoann Folly is back in the squad after a leg break.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist: “I don’t have any doubt that the boys in the dressing room will bounce back in terms of the performance and their desire to get a result against Aberdeen.
“We just have to regroup and look forward to the Aberdeen game, which will be a difficult game, and give it our best shot.
“Thursday night’s game was a disappointment but, as I said to the lads in the dressing room, it’s about how you handle that disappointment.
“It’s a tough game because the fixture over recent seasons would tell you that the Aberdeen boys are always up for the Rangers games and the Rangers boys are always up for the Aberdeen games.
“So it’s a good game for us. We have to prepare right now for that game and we will be ready for it.”
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown: “One thing for certain is Rangers will be hurting after the unfortunate European exit.
“A wounded animal is a dangerous one and we are very well aware that Rangers will have to react, but we want to maintain our decent results in the last couple of games.
“We need to be right up for the game and consistent in the way we play, because there have been inconsistent spells in games and that’s disappointing.
“The team is getting to know each other better, the new players.
“If there is pressure on Rangers, that’s good but we can’t have any effect on that – that’s to do with them and their fans.
“What we can do is make sure we’re up for the match.”