Aberdeen star Mark Reynolds has joked he will “kick lumps” out of former Pittodrie team-mate Ryan Jack when the two go head-to-head for the first time since the midfielder joined Rangers over the summer.
Jack captained the Dons before his summer transfer to Ibrox and Reynolds is looking forward to catching up with his old team-mate after the game but admitted that it will get a bit physical before the players get a chance to renew their friendship
The Rangers midfielder spent 13 years with Aberdeen – coming through the Dons’ Academy – before eventually being made club captain following Russell Anderson’s retirement.
Since moving to Ibrox, Jack has been a mainstay in the Ibrox starting XI but Reynolds admitted it was weird not having someone he had played with for so long alongside him in the Pittodrie dressing room
“Football’s a strange game,” Reynolds said, as quoted by the Press and Journal.
“You live in a changing room with a guy for years and then they’ll leave and you don’t really speak to him then when you see him you just pick up like they’ve always been away.
“I’ve heard from him now and then, texting and that, and I’ll have a chat with him before the game then we’ll kick lumps out of each other for 90 minutes then have a chat again after the game.”
The two sides meet at Ibrox on Wednesday night before clashing again on Sunday at Pittodrie in two games that could make-or-break Rangers’ season.
The Gers currently trail Aberdeen by six points in the Scottish Premiership and two defeats to Derek McInnes’ side would leave the Light Blues scrambling to even finish second in the table this season despite a huge summer rebuild.
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