Motherwell midfielder Allan Campbell says it would be a ‘boost’ to beat Rangers this weekend after both clubs recently lost to St Mirren.

Speaking ahead of the game, as reported by the Daily Record, Campbell explained how tough the Scottish Premiership can be: “Beating Rangers would be a boost, but any game you win is, no matter who you’re playing against.”

Motherwell have endured a mixed season so far, winning six from 17 in the Scottish Premiership.

Currently fifth in the league, Motherwell also come into the game off the back of a shock defeat to St Mirren.

The Premiership strugglers beat Motherwell 1-0 last Saturday, prior to their cup game with Rangers.

St Mirren

Time to send a message

Wednesday night’s defeat sent shockwaves through the Gers fanbase, with some supporters left furious having previously dreamt of a potential first trophy under Steven Gerrard.

It was an uncharacteristically poor performance from Rangers, who have gone above and beyond this season, domestically and in Europe.

Gerrard demanded a response from his players after the game and the midweek performance puts a huge emphasis on Saturday’s meeting, which could send the Gers 16 points clear at the top with Celtic not in league action this weekend.

There have been some doubts about whether or not this Rangers side are a ‘great team’ – Lubo Moravcik claimed they were merely just in good form.

Some Celtic fans have been making similar remarks and now it is time for Rangers to respond.

The last thing Gerrard will want is weaker teams in the division beginning to smell blood at Ibrox after such an incredible first half of potential title-winning season.

A common characteristic among great teams from years gone by is how they react in difficult situations.

If the Gers can take all three points on Saturday, the St Mirren defeat can be marked down as a one-off as the club continue their charge towards the title.

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