They ran them close last time out at Ibrox- but Motherwell have a bigger target in mind against Rangers today says Stephen Robinson.
The Well boss has led his side up the table in commendable fashion. They currently sit fourth heading into the match against Rangers and a shock win would send them back to third.
It’s a tough ask but Robinson has confidence in his team. He knows that his team can match Rangers and that victory will be the aim at Fir Park following on from their Govan bout.
He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page 83, 13/12/19): “We can’t kid ourselves on with the challenge we face on Sunday. We know we will have to be at our very best to win this game.
“In the game at Ibrox, we had 11 players playing to their top level and we lost the match to a set-piece. We need the same level of performance again on Sunday because if we drop our standards, then we will get punished.
“We have not got a great record against Rangers in the league but we have taken points off them. Now the challenge is to take that next step and try to get a win. We are two teams in good form right now, so it should be a great game.”
Robinson’s Motherwell side can match Rangers
If anyone outside Glasgow can compete with Rangers for 90 minutes right now it’s Motherwell. In recent matches away to both Celtic and Rangers, the Well have remained in the game throughout.
It’s a different kind of game at Fir Park though. With the crowd behind them, Robinson’s side will be expected to come at Rangers a bit more. As they’ve shown previously, they can live with them.
If Rangers turn up their won’t be much Motherwell can do. All they can focus on is turning a good performance themselves. Switching off will only lead to one outcome and you can look to off days against Celtic, Ross County, Hibs and Aberdeen for evidence.
The match between Robinson and Steven Gerrard’s men will be an exciting one to watch.