Rangers star Danny Wilson believes Ryan Jack will be “ready” for the reception he receives against Aberdeen on Sunday – six months after swapping Pittodrie for Ibrox.
Aberdeen fans were furious when Jack decided to leave the Dons at the end of last season when his contract ended – leading to manager Derek McInnes stripping him of the captaincy in the run up to the Scottish Cup final.
The 25-year-old spent 13 years at Pittodrie and made 250 appearances for club before agreeing a free transfer to the Ibrox giants.
Since joining the Gers, Jack has played at Pittodrie once – making his debut for Scotland against the Netherlands and being booed by a small section of the Tartan Army.
Wilson has not shied away from raving about team-mate Jack and the defender claimed he will be prepared for any abuse that comes his way – something which he claims to enjoy when put in the same situation.
“I’m sure he’ll be fine. Jacko was terrific for us the other night and I’m sure he was fired up playing against his former team,” Wilson said as quoted by the club’s official website.
“He did well for them up there, but I have no doubt that will all be forgotten about when he is playing.
“I’m sure he’ll be ready for it, take it in his stride and he’ll be fine.
“I think some players can either enjoy it or can hate it.
“I quite enjoy it when I go back and get abuse at old clubs, it’s just one of those things that gets you fired up and makes you want to play better.”
A win against his old side would see the Gers overtake Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership and go into second place.
Jack had one of his best games for the Light Blues in Wednesday’s win over Derek McInnes’ side and will be desperate to get one over on his old club for the second time in four days.
Jack has made 18 appearances for Rangers so far this season but is yet to score his first goal for the club.
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