The Steelmen return to Premiership action after securing a quarter-final spot in the Betfred Cup last weekend.
But in Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side, ‘Well face a tough encounter against a side who look buoyed by the appointment of their new boss.
More than a name
It may be Gerrard’s first job in management, but the Englishman looks at home in the dugout already.
He may be one of the biggest names in recent Scottish football history, but the Gers boss is transitioning seamlessly in to his latest role in the game.
If there were any doubters, there can be few now, with Rangers enjoying one of the strongest starts they’ve had to a season in a number of years.
Speaking of that solid start…
It has been well documented now that Rangers have yet to fall behind in a game since Gerrard took over this summer.
In their opening 10 games, the Gers have managed an impressive six clean sheets and have only conceded four goals.
Last term, the top scoring side in the league struggled at the back, conceding the most goals of the top seven sides in the table. That problem looks to be resolved.
They’re sharp up top too
Alfredo Morelos has started the 2018/19 campaign in scintillating form, bagging six goals already.
He’s hit a third of his tally of 18 from last season, and he could well smash that total this term.
Add to the mix new signing Kyle Lafferty, and Sunday’s opponents look threatening at the top end of the pitch.
Balancing a busy schedule
It may be August, but Rangers are juggling a busy schedule in 2018/19, and that could pose a few problems.
With one eye on their midweek trip to Russia, and the pending clash with fierce rivals Celtic looming large next weekend, Gerrard may well be forced to rotate his players to maintain fitness levels.
Ex-Steelman Jamie Murphy is out through injury, and will inevitably be a loss for Sunday’s visitors to Fir Park.