Motherwell defender Richard Tait has talked up his team’s chances ahead of their clash against Rangers on Sunday, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes at right-back last November when ‘Well were crushed 7-1 at Ibrox.
Goals from Scott Arfield (brace), Alfredo Morelos, Glenn Middleton and James Tavernier, as well as a double from the much-maligned Eros Grezda, secured the emphatic league win that day.
However, Tait believes that just under a year on, they are much improved and there’s little chance of a repeat drubbing.
“Massively improved,” he said, as quoted by FourFourTwo. “I think we improved after that. I think we showed at the back end of that season that result probably made us a little bit stronger as a unit, as a team.”
“We went on to have a good season in the end. There are not many players left from that team that played, I don’t think. But it’d be nice to go and kind of put that right on Sunday.”
Tait went on to suggest that the Ibrox atmosphere will make things tough, but that ultimately: “It’s what you play football for. So hopefully we can go there and put in a good performance and maybe get a win.”
It’s bold from Tait to come out and big up his team’s chances, especially given the hammering Motherwell took at Ibrox last season.
Clearly, confidence is high for the Fir Park outfit, who are third in the table despite losing 3-0 at home to Aberdeen last weekend.
Other results so far this season point to an improvement, but this is still a side who lost 5-2 at home to Celtic in August.
Given that the Gers have scored ten goals in their last two domestic home matches without conceding, these comments could come back to haunt Tait come Sunday.