Next up - Rangers

Motherwell travel to Ibrox on Sunday eager to build on the six points gathered from the last two outings.  Rangers held us to a draw earlier in the season, can we do better?

Stephen Robinson’s decision to switch formation has had the desired effect and resulted in important wins over strugglers St Mirren and Dundee.  It would not be a surprise to see the same shape and starting eleven take to the field for the third game in a row.

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But it has been more than a simple switch to a back four that has cheered the claret and amber followers.  The emergence of David Turnbull in midfield alongside Gael Bigirimana has encouraged a more cultured approach rather than the more direct style that typified our early season tactics.

Of more concern has been our reliance on midfielders to provide goals. It has been a month (4 games) since either striker found the net.  No better time for that to change than this weekend.

If our attacking players need any encouragement then a look at the poor defence Rangers offered in Thurday's match in Moscow will provide a tonic.  Despite having the lead on three occasions they managed to concede four in an error strewn performance that must give hope to Sunday'svisitors.

Our hosts are angered that Candeias will be suspended for this fixture.  A rare appeal against a second yellow was dismissed and a claim of referee bias followed.  Let's hope that Craig Thomson has an unbiased game.

League wins for Motherwell at Ibrox are collectors' items but draw are more common.  Perhaps we'll have another, 1-1.

Remember Mothewell 3 Rangers 3 in August?