Rangers v Motherwell

Jordan McCallum reports….

Sunday 30th January, 3pm, Hampden Park

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall will pit his tactical wits against his old mentor Walter Smith for the first time in his managerial career.

The last Motherwell side to win any silverware was 1991

Managers at top clubs often use the League Cup to blood youngsters, but Smith has already stated that Rangers are taking this match

seriously, so you can expect to see the strongest starting XI. Since Walter Smith returned to Rangers in 2007, they have won every

semi final they have been involved in. Nikica Jelavic got on the score sheet against Hibernian on Wednesday and he will need to be at

his best along with the rest of Rangers’ attacking players to breakdown what is a sturdy Motherwell rearguard.

Stuart McCall has so far been unsuccessful in adding to his depleted strike force after Alan Gow was released and Nick Blackman decided to follow Craig Brown to Pittodrie. A move to bring in Mike Grella on loan from fell through at the last minute as it became apparent that he had already appeared for two clubs this season, therefore ruling him out of a move north. So experienced campaigners John Sutton and Jamie Murphy will be tasked with firing Motherwell to their first piece of Silverware in 20 years.

This should be a good game for the neutral with BBC screening the action. I expect Motherwell to put up a spirited fight but I believe it will be the Gers who will book their place in the final.

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