Former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly is looking to deal a blow to his old club’s Premiership title hopes with Motherwell next weekend [Daily Record].
The 24-year-old Glaswegian came through the Academy system at Ibrox and made a number of first-team squads between 2015 and 2018.
However, after growing frustrated at his lack of playing opportunities, he soon left for Livingston and then moved to EFL Championship side QPR in June 2019.
He’s fallen down the pecking order at Loftus Road in recent times, though, and he returned to Scotland last week, signing for the Steelmen on loan until the end of the season.
Kelly made his debut in a 1-1 draw at St Mirren on Saturday afternoon and is eyeing a victory against the Gers in what will be his home debut next weekend.
“It’s a really tough game, the toughest game,” he said [Daily Record]. “They’re a bit clear, so it’s a good game.”
“I know a lot of the boys there, I’m delighted to see them all doing so well, but ultimately I want to win the game next week. It’s going to be really difficult, but we’ll try our best and hopefully get the right result.
“That’s where I started. 14 years I was there, so I know a lot of the faces there, a lot of good people there, and it’s good to see them all doing really well. They’re flying…it will be really difficult, of course, but I think if we can take something out of the game that will be a bonus.”
Rangers’ 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday ensures they will take a 15-game winning streak into the fixture and Gerrard’s men will be confident of extending that run, given that they triumphed 5-1 at Fir Park in September.
The hosts have a new manager at the helm in Graham Alexander, though, and Kelly will be on a mission against his old club.
Therefore, there will be no room for complacency within a group that looks determined to finally bring Rangers’ major silverware drought to an end.
The Gers are in such good form domestically right now that an official UEFA account singled them out for praise on Sunday evening.