WOUNDED Rangers will be a dangerous animal to tackle, but Ross Jack is urging his Elgin City side to go for the kill.
The Ibrox side visit Borough Briggs on Saturday with the scars of last week’s humiliating 2-1 home defeat to Annan Athletic still showing.
Many are predicting Elgin will face a fierce Rangers backlash, but Black and Whites’ boss Jack believes it is exactly the time to take on the Glasgow giants.
“I think Rangers coming here on the back of a defeat is a good time for us,” he claimed. “We will take a lot of encouragement from our win at Peterhead and the players need no motivation to perform on a stage like this.
“There’s been a few things written about Rangers defeat and how their young players might not be coping with games against Third Division teams.
“We’re not reading anything into that. There’s no way we’ll be feeling sorry for them but, as always, they will command our full respect.
“Whatever happens, I’m sure they will find that Borough Briggs is no easy place to come to. We intend to make it as difficult for them as we possibly can.”
City’s battling 1-0 success at Peterhead last week ended a run of five defeats, and gave the Moray club a shot of confidence ahead of their latest big match against Ally McCoist’s superstars.
Borough Briggs will be a 4,200 sell-out for Saturday’s match, which will also have a worldwide audience with Sky Sports screening the 12.45pm game live.
See full story, plus more interviews and stories from the Elgin camp in the Northern Scot print version.
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