Stephen Dobbie admits he supports Rangers - but predicts play-off struggles

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Stephen Dobbie believes Queen of the South could beat Rangers in the play-offs.

Fleetwood Town forward Stephen Dobbie has told The Herald that Rangers will have a hard time against Queen of the South.

Dobbie, 32, has hit four goals in 29 games for the Cod Army this season, and looks unlikely to return to parent club Crystal Palace this summer.

The Scot turned out for Palace in the Premier League last season, but is now facing up to life in the Football League after this loan spell.

Yet, with Fleetwood's season now over, Dobbie has been looking ahead to this weekend's Scottish Championship play-off game between Rangers and Queen of the South.

Dobbie started his career with Rangers, but didn't even makes his debut before spells with Northern Spirit, Hibernian, St. Johnstone and Dumbarton.

Then, he made his name with Queen of the South, hitting 54 goals in 98 games to earn a move to Swansea City, and eventually Blackpool, Brighton, Palace and Fleetwood.

With two of his former clubs set to face off this weekend, Dobbie has told The Herald that he is a boyhood Rangers fan - but has predicted a tough test for Stuart McCall's men as they bid to earn promotion back to the top flight.

"I've been a Rangers fan all my life but I've got a real soft spot for Queens because of the amazing times I had there, so it's mixed emotions for the play-offs," said Dobbie. "I'll be happy whoever wins. I'm looking forward to watching the games, they'll be exciting.

"In the minds of the players they will know they can beat Rangers comfortably at Palmerston without conceding a goal. That confidence could be massive for them. They've got a great chance of beating them again, especially at Palmerston. When that place is full, it really gets rocking," he added.

Rangers were hammed 3-0 by Queen of the South last month, and that is McCall's only defeat in 11 games as Rangers boss so far - giving Rangers fans cause for concern ahead of their play-off campaign.

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