Write off Motherwell at your peril is the message from Richard Tait as his side prepare to challenge Rangers at Ibrox this afternoon.
Motherwell head into this game in fourth place following a decent start to the season. If results go there way, avoiding defeat could propel them back into third.
Tait has sent a bold statement to his opponents ahead of the game, saying the Steelmen can catch the Govan outfit off guard.
He told the Daily Record (page 60, 26/10/19): “People won’t have any expectations of us but we expect to go there and leave with three points. Players are creatures of routine and I’m fairly sure they will be used to playing on Thursdays and Sundays by now but you just never know.
“There might be a little bit of fatigue there that we can try and take advantage of. I watched the game on Thursday night and kept a close eye on who was playing for them and how they did.”
Motherwell can trouble Rangers
Rangers have been rampant this season, scoring over 50 goals in all competitions. They have better quality over the park than Motherwell and will win if they’re up to the task, but that’s not to say Motherwell can’t trouble them.
Motherwell are unbeaten away from home this year. The home side will have lots of the ball, but that actually plays into the Well’s favour, as they have players who can hurt Rangers on the counter.
Tait is one of a few surviving squad members from the last time Motherwell played Rangers at Ibrox. It wasn’t pretty as the Fir Park club were blasted 7-1 and Tait will look to make amends today.
There’s no denying though that it’ll be a tough ask but Motherwell will fancy themselves given their away form this term.