Ryan Jack claims Aberdeen will be a “tough match” for Rangers on Sunday when the Dons make their way to Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.

Derek McInnes’ side are unbeaten in their last six league fixtures and sit third in the standings, three points behind Celtic and 12 behind leaders Rangers.

Jack, who left Aberdeen to join the Light Blues as a free agent in 2017 after running down his contract at Pittodrie, is hardly the most popular of players in the Granite City.

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But he’s looking forward to playing against his former club, who he claims will offer a big threat at set-pieces this weekend.

“We can’t wait to get back and play and looking forward to a good test on Sunday,” said Jack, as quoted on Rangers’ official Twitter account.

“Aberdeen are on a good run at the minute so we know it will be a tough afternoon, it is one for us as players we look forward to.

“We know Aberdeen are big on set-pieces so we need to be aware of this and the counter-attack. It will be another tough match but we have the same mentality to come out fast and get the three points.”

Jack will surely be fired up for this match after how much criticism he’s received from Aberdeen supporters during the international break.

Even though the former Dons captain is one of Scotland’s best players and was easily man of the match against Israel, some supporters simply cannot look past the events of over three years ago when he’s representing their nation.

It would be great if Jack can put in a performance and really show Aberdeen fans why they were unlucky to lose him and also why he deserves way more credit than he’s getting when playing for Scotland.

According to stats by WyScout, only James Tavernier [1,001] has completed more passes than Jack [958] in the Scottish Premiership this season while the Gers central midfielder also ranks fourth in the league for through passes and fifth for progressive passes.

Jack can really help Rangers dominate possession against Aberdeen this weekend and if that happens it will seriously restrict the away side’s ability to win set-pieces they are so good at.

In other Rangers news, this Celtic-supporting BBC pundit has suggested the Gers don’t need this first-team star.

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