Former Celtic hero Scott McDonald has message for Rangers before Motherwell clash

The Australian international has told Rangers not to take his new team lightly.

Motherwell take on Rangers at Ibrox tomorrow in the first-leg of their promotion play-off. Rangers are looking to return to the Scottish top flight, whilst Motherwell are trying to cling on to their status.

One Motherwell player with more reason than most to want victory in the game is Australian striker Scott McDonald.

He is a former Celtic hero, so would love to get one over his previous Old Firm rivals.

He is quoted by The National as stating:

"Everyone’s written us off and we’re happy to take that underdog status and go there and hopefully pull a few surprises out of the bag.

“It’s the type of game the players relish. I haven’t played in anything as big as this for a long time, probably since the last time I was up here.

“For me, it’s an excellent game to be involved in and a great challenge ahead.

“I’ve relished these situations in the past and I’m looking forward to it again.”

McDonald was originally suspended for the tie, but he had his final day red-card rescinded, so he will be taking aim at Rangers after all.

McDonald spent three years with Celtic between 2007 and 2010. 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.

In February he joined Motherwell for a second stint at the club, after Millwall released the Australian in January.

He was charged with keeping the club in the SPL, but despite five goals in 11 appearances, they are still on the precipice.

Now he will hope to do the job, with Rangers on the losing end.

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