Dundee full-back Nathan Ralph admits the chance to play at a venue like Ibrox was one of the reasons he jumped at the opportunity to move to Scotland last summer.
The 26-year-old was gutted when he missed the Dark Blues’ first visit there this season back in September, even if they did go down 4-0 to hosts Rangers.
Tonight will see him get the chance to make up for lost time and play there.
As much as he’s looking forward to the experience, his first priority will be to take care of business against what is an in-form Rangers side.
“I was frustrated the last time we played at Rangers and I couldn’t be involved,” he said.
“I still went down to watch the team and give the boys my support.
“The atmosphere and everything about the place was what I expected, it’s one of the things that make you want to play up here in Scotland.
“I am really looking forward to that but the most important thing is we will go there and try to get something out of the game.”
For that to happen, Ralph knows the flaws in Friday night’s Dens Park performance against Hibs that saw his team play plenty of decent football but go down 4-2, cannot be repeated.
“I feel the mistakes we made the other night against Hibs, we can’t afford to make against Rangers, who are in scoring form after big wins over Hamilton on Sunday and Kilmarnock last midweek.
“They are the type of team who will punish you every single time you make a mistake, so you know you can’t afford them.
“We have been working on things in training to stamp out those errors and it’s something we can get out our game.”
And he doesn’t hide the lingering sense of frustration around Dens over what might have been against the Hibees.
“It did feel like we sort of shot ourselves in the foot,” the Englishman added.
“In terms of the way the goals were scored for them, it wasn’t great from us.
“For good parts of the game I felt like we were on top and played some good football.
“When teams go up the park and score with most of their chances, then you have not really got a chance.
“The game was frustrating but we go again. Hibs are a decent side and when you make mistakes like we did you are going to get punished.
“But there are plenty more games to go and I think we are going to keep getting better as a team.
“Hopefully we can eliminate those mistakes. We need to make sure it’s put right.”
One reason for his confidence that will indeed be the case will be because he believes the spirit that now exists in the Dundee dressing-room is strong.
As disappointed as gaffer Jim McIntyre was over the mistakes made on Friday, he expressed pride in his players’ attitude.
Ralph was pleased to hear that but, for him, that everyone gave their all was not a surprise.
“Yes we kept going to the end but I don’t think it was ever in doubt that we would do that.
“The boys here are all fighters and we work hard for each other in every game.
“The boys that came on as well made a good impact in the game and we were able to cause them problems right to the end.
“That is something we will keep going until the end of the season and it will not be an issue.
“But those mistakes we made are criminal and when you concede four goals it is hard to get anything out of any game you play.”