Rival manager lays out the plan for Rangers tie despite touchline ban
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Rival manager lays out the plan for Rangers tie despite touchline ban

Rangers’ tie against Motherwell on Sunday could prove to be an interesting one, as rival manager Graham Alexander has laid out his plans for disruption as three points appear to be targeted at Ibrox.

Alexander is currently serving a touchline ban so will have to watch the tie from the stands, with Keith Lasley likely to be in the dugout for the match. Former Scotland international Alexander has spoken ahead of the tie as Motherwell aims for their first league win since Boxing Day.

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“The challenge is a tough one,” explains Alexander [GlasgowTimes].

“If you take the last game out of it, when we’ve played Rangers recently, we’ve done really well but we had to work exceptionally hard.

“We had to nullify their qualities and make them play in a way they didn’t want to, and I think Sunday will be a similar game plan for us.

“It’s about getting the balance right when you come up against any opponent but there is never a game where we don’t have a thought process about how to win it, and Sunday will be no different.”

Rangers will face a tough task against Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday

This will be Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first meeting as Rangers boss against Motherwell, with the previous tie ending in a 6-1 win for Steven Gerrard’s men.

Fashion Sakala scored a hattrick that day and a similar performance will make the day slightly less nerve-wracking, especially if we can get a few early goals and suffocate our opponents.

The Ibrox side’s home form has been exceptional under Gio so far, and it has arguably kept us in the title race following four successive away league matches without victory.

Hopefully, this blip is over as we will most likely need to win all our remaining matches to have a chance of retaining the title this season.

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Sunday will be even harder following our exploits on Thursday evening against Borussia Dortmund, but the result should give the players a massive confidence boost and three points will be all that matters some Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, Rangers defender Calvin Bassey was outstanding in the draw against Borussia Dortmund.

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