Rangers boss Stuart McCall praises former Celtic striker Scott McDonald for positive impact

Stuart McCall is pleased his former club Motherwell have signed Scott McDonald.

If Stuart McCall is going to take Rangers back to the Scottish Premier League he is going to have to do so via the play-off system.

Hearts have won the Scottish championship at a canter, leaving Rangers looking at facing SPL teams in the play-offs to make it back to the big time.

That could see him go head-to-head with his former club Motherwell. They currently sit second from bottom in the SPL, but have win their last three games – including a 4-0 and 5-0 win against Hamilton and St Mirren respectively.

McCall therefore does not think they will face Motherwell, mainly because of their new signing Scott McDonald. He told the Daily Record:

"It's not looking likely at all because Motherwell are not going to finish in the bottom two - I hope.

"First and foremost we have to do our job and get in the play-offs.

"But I said when Motherwell signed Scott McDonald that I believed - and I still do - that they would have enough to get out of trouble."

McDonald spent three years with the club between 2004 and 2007. After that he spent a spell with Rangers arch-enemies Celtic. McDonald spent three years at Parkhead – scoring 64 times in 128 appearances before heading to Middlesbrough.

McCall would not want to face his former team. He loved his time as Motherwell manager and would surely find it difficult to face them.

So it could be this former Celtic player could be doing him a massive favour over the next few weeks.

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