Exciting Rangers loanee Ben Williamson is set for the chance to do his parent club a major early favour in the title race on Sunday.

Williamson starred on loan at Arbroath during the second half of last season, picking up the Young Player of the Year award, and was rewarded this summer with a contract extension and a temporary switch to Premiership side Livingston.

25/04/19 SCOTTISH YOUTH CUP FINAL .CELTIC v RANGERS .HAMPDEN PARK - GLASGOW .Rangers' Ben Williamson (right) holds off Celtic's Barry Coffey

Ben Williamson in Scottish Youth Cup action for Rangers against Celtic in 2019. (Photo by Bruce White/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He hasn’t really got going at the Tony Macaroni yet, with various issues rendering him unavailable for much of the early part of the league campaign.

However, he played 73 minutes of a 0-0 draw at Dundee last week and should retain his spot for a home fixture against Celtic on Sunday afternoon.

Livi have a strong record against the Hoops in West Lothian in recent years and a positive result for David Martindale’s side this time around would give the Gers a major early boost in the title race, particularly if they can down Motherwell at Ibrox.

Last season, a number of Gers loanees helped to deal blows to Celtic.

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Stephen Kelly starred for Ross County in a League Cup win at Parkhead, Jamie Murphy scored for Hibs as the Hoops dropped points at Easter Road and Robby McCrorie pulled off a number of important saves for Livi in a 2-2 draw at the Tony Macaroni.

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The loanee will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Robby McCrorie and do Rangers a favour by taking points off Celtic. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now, it’s Williamson’s chance to shine against the Gers’ biggest rivals.

While he isn’t averse to getting forward, the 20-year-old is unlikely to be a goalscorer against Ange Postecoglou’s side. Yet, his defensive work and skill in possession could be key to keeping the visitors at bay.

If he is named in the starting XI, it will be the biggest test of his young career so far and how he fares may give an indication of how likely he is to make it at Ibrox.

A midfielder who didn’t quite cut it at Rangers scored a stunning match-winning brace for an English club on Saturday.

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