Andy Halliday is set for an emotional first return to Ibrox since being released by Rangers in the summer of 2020.
Halliday spent five years at the club he’s supported all his life, experiencing many highs and lows on the way to racking up a total of 152 appearances.
The 29-year-old served as a backup left-back during the latter stages of his time at Rangers, but is now back in midfield for Hearts.
He’s made 41 appearances since signing for the Jambos last season and after playing a big part in their promotion campaign, he’s helped them go unbeaten so far on their return to the top flight.
The former Ger has featured in six of the Edinburgh club’s eight league fixtures to date, making four starts and scoring once, in a victory over St Mirren.
His last start came in August but he’s likely to feature in some way in what is a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday afternoon.
It will no doubt be a strange experience for him turning out against the club he supports and the one he played for for so long.
However, with Hearts knowing that victory in Govan would take them top, there’s plenty of motivation for Halliday and his teammates.
Halliday won’t be the only former Rangers first-team player in the opposition, while a former Gers Academy starlet and a possible transfer target are also set to feature for the visitors.