Rangers may be a ‘well-oiled machine’ at present – but Livingston boss Gary Holt has explained how his team can take something from their Ibrox encounter.

Rangers host the Lions in Govan this afternoon as Holt’s men look to cause a big shock. They have already had success against the Light Blues this term.

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Livingston travel to Rangers this afternoon. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Earlier in the campaign, Livingston held Rangers to a 0-0 draw in West Lothian, Lions stopper Max Stryjek the only goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet against Rangers so far this term.

But it’s a different kettle of fish heading away to the team currently sitting top of the Scottish Premiership. They are in high spirits too, Rangers having beaten Celtic and Standard Liege in the past week.

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Holt’s side will cause problems, however, looking to avenge their disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Kilmarnock last week. Manager Holt has explained how his side can take something from the game.

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Tough test away to Rangers. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

“By sheer hard work, sheer graft, by sticking to the game plan, understanding that you won’t dictate possession, dominate it,” said Holt. “Yes we want to have a fair share of the ball, but they’re a very good side playing at home.

“We know we will have to have a game plan, there will be areas where we have to double up, help your mate out, but when you get the ball you have to show you are brave enough and deserve to be on the pitch to play.

“That’s something we always talk about, concentrate on what our strengths are. Yes we know Rangers have players that can hurt you but we need to stick to what we are good at because if we don’t and we just worry about what Rangers are going to do to us, it will be a long afternoon.

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Holt has sent a message. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

“They certainly seem to be a very well-oiled machine at the moment. It’s going to be difficult but it’s a challenge and there is nothing better than facing a challenge and going toe to toe.”

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