Alejandro Bedoya has vowed to knock Celtic out of the Champions League as a parting gift to his former Rangers team-mates.
The American midfielder moved to Swedish side Helsingborgs IF at the weekend, shortly after they were paired with Neil Lennon’s side in the play-off round.
Bedoya, 25, struggled to establish himself at Ibrox, playing just 13 times for Ally McCoist’s side last season.
The player asked to be left out of Rangers’ opening games this season as they started life in the Third Division but has vowed to be match fit to face his former rivals.
“I will be extra ready for the match, I can promise,” Bedoya told Expressen.
“I have promised my old friends at Rangers to do one last thing for them – knock Celtic out of the Champions League.
“Physically I am in good shape. I am in the middle of my pre-season and I have only played a few friendlies, so I am a little bit behind the others.”
Bedoya’s closest experience of a Glasgow derby was to sit on the bench against Celtic last campaign but says he has plenty experience of the expectation from the Parkhead support.
“I can tell the Helsingborg players about the atmosphere coming from the stands,” he added. “It’s very special.
“I had my car damaged by Celtic fans. But these are things that can happen.”