Motherwell will pitch up at Ibrox looking to cause Rangers more domestic misery, but Steven Gerrard should keep his eye on young David Turnbull.

The Steelmen midfielder is in fine form for Steve Robinson’s side. Having a little look at his early potential would be worth doing for the Rangers manager. It’s almost certain that he starts on Sunday, in what’s becoming a breakthrough season for the youngster.

He’s managed to make an impressive five appearances for the Steelmen this season. At the age of just 19, he’s bagged his first two senior goals over the last week alone. Strikes against St Mirren and Dundee have shot Motherwell out of relegation trouble and have them looking up the table.

David Turnbull scored a stunner against Dundee last weekend (David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Turnbull provides so much attacking energy for Motherwell. Incredibly, he’s out of contract in May, and is working hard to earn a new one.

One thing is for sure, however, and that’s that all of the Fir Park side’s attacks are going through him these days. He’s by far the one to watch ahead of a crucial match on Sunday at Ibrox.


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The contest will be the biggest match of the youngster’s career. He’s likely to be partnered alongside former Ger Gael Bigirimana. He was part of the infamous Newcastle loan stars that came up to Ibrox back in 2015. Despite never making an appearance for the club, Bigirimana is enjoying life once more with the Steelmen.

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One big plus-point for Rangers is the lack of form of both Ryan Bowman and Curtis Main. Both players have scored just one goal in their last five matches – showing an incredible lack of confidence from both front-men.

Stephen Robinson’s side are struggling this season (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Motherwell may have sealed two big wins last week, but they aren’t the confident side Rangers drew 3-3 with earlier this season. They’re getting back to it, but their morale has taken a huge knock since that contest.

They shouldn’t provide Rangers with too difficult a test at Ibrox if Gerrard’s men are on form. Certainly, however, Turnbull is the one to watch for Gerrard going forward.