Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has warned his players that they should expect to face a Rangers side not suffering from fatigue on Sunday.
The Well travel to Ibrox to take on Steven Gerrard’s men at the weekend, just a few days after the home side’s Europa League excursions in Portugal.
Robinson has dismissed the notion that fatigue will be an issue and that his players will need to be up for the occasion.
He told the Daily Record: “It’ll make absolutely no difference whatsoever. They’ve a squad, they’ve got players on the bench who are worth six or seven million, so I think they’ll be well capable of fielding a side that’s as strong as one before the Porto game.”
“This is what you are in football for. To go to Ibrox and Celtic Park and big venues like that, in front of 50,000 or 60,000 people. And it gives people an opportunity. Every game gives you an opportunity to express yourself, show how good a player you are.
“Hopefully we can go and perform.”
Richard Tait believes fatigue could play into Motherwell’s favour
Well full-back Tait has a different opinion to his manager Robinson. He believes that Rangers’ Euro excursions could actually affect the home side at the weekend.
He told the BBC: “Obviously them going away to Portugal and having to play a top team like Porto, it’s going to be a big ask for them to do that and play again on Sunday against us.”
Whilst Tait believes that tiredness could come into it, Motherwell can’t bank on that factor. If Tait and his teammates turn up expecting to brush past a rampant Rangers side who have scored over 50 goals this season, they’ll be swept aside with ease.
Motherwell will be underdogs this weekend and under no circumstance should they believe that Rangers will be weakened come Sunday.