Rangers captain Lee McCulloch believes being underdogs at home to Motherwell will suit the Ibrox men.
The 34-year-old former Well star is “quietly confident” going in to Wednesday night’s League Cup tie, as the club faces SPL opposition for the first time since re-launching in Division Three.
McCulloch believes the in-form Lanarkshire men, who sit atop the Premier League after seven games, will come to Glasgow to attack, which suits Ally McCoist’s side.
He said: "It's going to be a great game. Motherwell are coming to Ibrox as favourites for the first time in a while, in my book anyway.
"It will be a different game to what we've played at Ibrox this season.
"I fancy Motherwell to come at us, which is good, instead of when teams sit in and make it more difficult for us.
"With Motherwell being favourites, I would imagine they will fancy their chances but we want to prove we can play against the best team currently in Scotland.
"It will be a difficult game. We're quietly confident but it's going to be a tough test."
Rangers form in the Third Division has not been totally comfortable, they are yet to record an away win and fell at home to Queen of the South in the Ramsdens Cup.
McCulloch is hoping the chance to play top-flight opposition again might suit their SPL-standard players.
He said: "We've got players who have played in the SPL. The bulk of our squad has so hopefully that will help us.
"It's a massive test but one that everyone is looking forward to."
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