MARK Russell insists Morton will treat tomorrow’s closed doors friendly with Rangers like a competitive fixture.

Ton travel to Ibrox to play in a bounce game after Pedro Caixinha’s men had their scheduled trip to Canada cancelled at the last minute.

The Light Blues were all set to take on Benfica in the Eusebio Cup at Tim Horton’s Field before the game was controversially called-off last minute, leaving the Premiership outfit without an opponent.

But Jim Duffy stepped in to volunteer his side’s services and defender Russell reckons the clash will be a tasty one — friendly game or not.

He told the Tele: “The manager gave us a couple of days off this week [Wednesday and Thursday] to do whatever we want and chill out. 

“He’s organised the game for tomorrow and we’re all really looking forward to it.

“It will be good to keep us ticking over and keep us trying to perform. It will be good to see how well we can do because we all enjoy the games on a Saturday and it’s better having one than not.

“I’m sure it will be a competitive game at Ibrox because we’re going there and trying to put on a good performance.

“Rangers will be trying to impress their manager as well so it will be an interesting game.

“Any positive result we might get would boost confidence from last week. 

“We’ll be treating it as a normal game as opposed to a friendly match and hopefully we’re able to put in a good team performance.”