Peterhead striker Robbie Winters admits he is approaching Saturday’s game against Rangers with caution – after seeing his old team thumped 7-0 at the weekend.
The 38-year-old, from Jackton, won the Third Division title with the Wasps last season and was stunned to see his former employers beaten so easily on Saturday.
And with Winters set to face-up to Ally McCoist’s side in league action at Ibrox this weekend, he knows it will be an entirely different game to the one that saw Rangers scrape a 2-2 with Peterhead, thanks to a late Andy Little equaliser in the opening game of the season.
He told the News: “To lose that goal in the last minute against Rangers was disappointing and we deserved more than a draw from that game.
“But this Saturday will be a different kettle of fish, playing Rangers at Ibrox.
“It’s a huge occasion and for the young boys in the team it will be a taste of what they could experience week in week out if the progress with their careers.
“But we need to be careful. It won’t be like that last game. I saw my old team Alloa go to Ibrox and lose seven goals at the weekend in the cup, so we know it’s going to be very hard for us to get something from the game.
“If we did manage to get a point again that would be huge for us.
“We need to go out there with cool heads and find our courage so the team don’t let the occasion get the better of them.
“But we’ve got a good squad and, as we showed before, we can cause Rangers problems.
“I’ve heard some Rangers players complaining that they don’t get as much time on the ball as they are used to – well that’s Division Three football and that’s what they signed up for.
“It’s not easy this league and we will make it the game as difficult as we can for them.”
The Blue Toon are four points behind league leaders Rangers having picked up only four points from their last five games.
And with Winters sitting out the last couple of games, he’s hoping to get back in the side.
He added: “We’ve dropped some points in the last few games and we’ve not been at our best, so I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to get back in the side.
“But we’re still in a good position. After the first quarter it’s always important to be up in the playoff spots and it’s our aim to stay in touch with Rangers for as long as possible.
“It’s quite tight in the top four or five positions, so hopefully we can get back to taking points off our opponents.”