Two former Rangers players are set to return to Ibrox on Sunday afternoon with the aim of spoiling flag day for their old club.
Graham Alexander has already spoken of his desire to build on Motherwell’s strong start to the campaign with a shock three points, but a win in Govan would hold extra significance for Liam Kelly and Sean Goss.
Kelly spent over a decade at Rangers, coming up through the youth ranks before a spell around the first-team squad.
However, he failed to make a competitive senior appearance before being sold to Livingston in 2018.
Since then, he’s spent time in England with QPR, but is now back in the Premiership and returns to Ibrox as vice-captain of the Steelmen.
Goss also only recently returned to Scotland, signing a two-year deal at Fir Park last month following a stint at Shrewsbury Town.
The midfielder’s time at Rangers was much shorter than Kelly’s but he made 15 appearances whilst on loan from QPR in 2018, scoring two goals and notching two assists.
Kelly is the undisputed Motherwell no.1 so he will be named in the starting XI on his return to Ibrox, while a substitute role is more likely for Goss.
Neither player was quite good enough to make it as a Rangers player but both have improved since their time at the club and are capable of strong performances.
With the ‘Budget Dennis Bergkamp’ also set to provide an attacking threat for the visitors, the champions will need to be strong at both ends of the pitch if they are to get back to winning ways.
Ahead of the game, check out our Rangers Predicted XI.