Steven Gerrard may have to change his midfield pans after new boy Bongani Zungu returned from international duty with a knock.
The South African impressed during his 45 minute debut against Hamilton before the break and may well be in contention for a pace in the team should he be assessed fit.
Steven Davis is also a doubt after he withdrew from the Northern Ireland squad, citing “personal reasons”.
It is not yet clear if he will face the Dons or if we will be out of action for a period of time.
Jordan Jones and George Edmundson begin seven-game domestic bans for breaching Covid-19 rules as Rangers face Aberdeen on Sunday.
The only other confirmed absentee is long-term knee-injury victim Nikola Katic, who is aiming for a January return.
Niall McGinn is the latest addition to Aberdeen’s casualty list after suffering a calf injury.
The winger picked up the problem during Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off defeat to Slovakia and will sit out the Gers clash, plus the following two trips to Hamilton and St Mirren.
On-loan Gers midfielder Ross McCrorie is barred from facing his parent club, while Marley Watkins Dylan McGeouch and Jonny Hayes remain in the treatment room.
Dean Campbell and Funso Ojo could find themselves starting in midfield after impressing boss Derek McInnes in training this week.
Provisional Rangers Squad
McGregor, McLaughlin, Tavernier, Bassey, Helander, Goldson, Patterson, Balogun, Barisic, Hagi, Jack, Davis, Zungu, Kent, Aribo, Kamara, Stewart, Arfield, Itten, Morelos, Defoe, Roofe.