Derby County midfielder Graeme Shinnie is relishing the chance to return to Ibrox with his new side on July 28th and admits that the Gers will give the beaten Championship playoff finalists a good test.
The Rams travel to Ibrox later this month to face Steven Gerrard’s side and former Aberdeen captain Shinnie anticipates a lively welcome from Rangers fans, admitting he’s “not very well liked” in Govan.
Shinnie’s brother Andrew came through the ranks at Rangers and the Scotland international knows the Gers are a “massive club” who will be aiming to win the title so is looking forward to facing them.
“I had great games there when I played at Aberdeen. Last season, especially, we won two games at Ibrox and for the fans at Aberdeen, they are massive games.
“To win those, it’s big for the club up there. Rangers are a massive club and they will give it a good go to try and win the league this year so it will be good to go up against them.”
While there’s not a huge amount can be read into results in friendlies, there’s always useful bits of information that can be taken from them.
Facing sides like Derby and Marseille is also the sort of level where the Gers players won’t be able to go through the motions without risking a heavy defeat.
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