STEVEN GERRARD has revealed that Filip Helander and Scott Arfield won't play again this season after suffering injuries last week.

Arfield missed the Scottish Cup defeat to St Johnstone at Ibrox, while Helander was forced off during the quarter-final defeat.

Jack Simpson is now set to partner Connor Goldson during Sunday's Old Firm clash as Rangers look to move within two matches of an unbeaten Premiership campaign.

Gerrard said: "We won't have Fil Helander, probably for the remainder of the season.

"The same goes for Scott Arfield so we're a little bit light at centre-back and in midfield. Scott's injury is in the ankle area and Fil's is in the knee area.

"In terms of what the doctor's diagnosis on them is, I'm still waiting for certain information and scan results. But I think Fil has got a good chance [of making the European Championships."

Rangers head into derby day aiming for their fourth win of the season over Celtic but Gerrard will be without several members of his first team squad after Helander and Arfield were added to the list of absentees.

Leon Balogun remains out of action through injury, while Nathan Patterson, Bongani Zungu and Calvin Bassey are still serving their Scottish FA suspension following their Covid rule breaches.

Rangers don't have a fixture next week following their cup exit and Gerrard's side then face Livingston and Aberdeen before they get their hands on the top flight silverware.