Livingston boss Gary Holt has challenged his players to cause another shock and bring a Rangers side filled with momentum back to earth.
Livi face the Gers who are fresh off the back of a League Cup semi-final triumph and an even more impressive Europa League win over Porto.
As the Lions showed Celtic though, Holt’s men won’t be bowled over by their superior Glasgow opponents.
Speaking to the Herald (sport, page four, 09/11/10) Holt wants his men to try and upset Rangers: “Like everybody says, the gulf between Celtic and Rangers is probably quite big at the moment, but these are the games you want to be involved in.
“We know we need to be, to a man, on top of our game. We need our keeper playing exceptionally well, our defenders playing well, our strikers working their socks off.
“If you put all that together, you just never know what you can get out of the game.”
Livingston have a template with which they can challenge Rangers
The 2-0 win over Celtic should give Livingston a boost ahead of this match against Rangers. Not many will fancy them again though when Steven Gerrard’s men show up at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Question their style till your blue in the face, it sure is effective. After the Hoops were reduced to ten men, Livi’s physical pressing style overwhelmed Celtic and they were toppled 2-0.
Everything fell into place for Livingston that day and that’ll likely need to happen again to challenge Rangers. They haven’t won in the four games since beating Celtic, which may be a concern.
They had lost four in a row when Celtic came to town though and look what happened. Regardless of form it seems, if Livi can successfully implement their Celtic gameplan, they should trouble Rangers.