Stenhousemuir goalkeeper Graeme Smith has commented on the upcoming clash between Rangers and Motherwell.
Two of Smith’s former clubs will clash this weekend at Ibrox as the two look to build on strong league starts. Rangers are second heading into the game whilst Motherwell are third.
The 36-year-old was at Rangers as a youngster and made several matchday squads, but never made an Ibrox appearance. His next club was Motherwell, where he would enjoy a fruitful spell.
Smith has given his take on the battle, highlighting one player who could make a difference. He told the Wishaw Press (page 59, 23/10/19): “Rangers are scoring the most goals in the country and aren’t letting in goals against them.
“It can be tough to go to these places especially when Rangers are in form, they will come out on the front foot. At Ibrox a result can be really hard to come by, you need to be at your very best.
“From what I’ve seen of the keeper [Mark Gillespie] so far this season he has been really impressive. He makes big saves at big times in games and that’s what Motherwell will need if they are going to get a result.”
Rangers provide a real test for Motherwell
Whilst the Well will always be underdogs heading into a clash against either of Glasgow’s two top sides, this time around, the stakes are raised slightly.
Motherwell currently sit in third, six points behind Rangers. They’ve been a surprise package this term and now a European push looks more and more likely.
To show they are capable of this, they need to put on a performance at Ibrox. They might not win, but the Steelmen need to prove their credentials against top teams if they are to secure European football.
Rangers haven’t suffered defeat to Motherwell at Ibrox since their promotion back to the top flight. It’ll be a good match to watch and one that both sides should look forward to.