McCulloch: Well are favourites
Lee McCulloch is "quietly confident" Rangers can come out on top in the Scottish League Cup on Wednesday despite calling Motherwell favourites.
In contrast, Rangers have struggled to adapt to life in the Third Division and have yet to win away from home in the league so far.
McCulloch knows how tough the meeting with his former club will be but has faith in Rangers to come through the tricky tie.
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 difficult for us. We are in SFL3 and they are top of the SPL.
"As favourites, it will be a different way for Motherwell to come into this game and hopefully we can use that to our advantage.
"It will be a difficult game. We're quietly confident but it's going to be a tough test."
Even Rangers' home matches in the Third Division have not been quite as comfortable as some of their results would suggest.
And 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 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's a massive test but one that everyone is looking forward to."
For Rangers, the visit of Motherwell also provides an opportunity to make amends for last week's exit from the Ramsdens Cup, which saw the Light Blues dumped on penalties by Queen of the South.
Utility man McCulloch said: "It was really disappointing.
"I think they scored the equaliser with a second of injury time to go and then we lost a penalty shoot-out for the first time in a long, long time.
"We've got to put that behind us now and look to the future."