RICKI Lamie insists Morton will be looking for a win at Ibrox this afternoon to rectify last weekend’s loss to Falkirk — despite the fixture being played behind closed doors.

Lamie doesn’t care that there won’t be any supporters inside the ground, nor is he bothered about the match-up being considered a ‘friendly’ fixture.

The defender simply wants to put on a strong showing against Pedro Caixinha’s Gers and walk away with his head held high after a disappointing defeat to the Bairns last week rocked Ton’s confidence.

He told the Tele: “You could say it’s still a week off to an extent given that it’s not a competitive fixture, but it’s good to go on the pitch because I don’t like being away from it.

“It can affect you if you’re not playing for two weeks, so it’s good to go out there and it will be a good test. To meet a Rangers team at any level, whether it’s a bounce game or a competitive fixture, is something to look forward to.

“For guys who maybe haven’t played a lot or who have been injured, it’s good to keep the sharpness and give them a run-out, keep folk on their toes.

“After a bad result I’d be happy playing the next day to rectify it. Even going into training after a loss you want to make sure you’re on it, you’re raring to go and that you’re at it. 

“You don’t want to replicate a poor performance and result.

“We’ll be looking for a positive scoreline, friendly or not, just as we would with any game. It’ll be a tough fixture against a strong Premiership side, but that’s what I play football for. 

“I like to test myself against top players and that’ll be the case today. It’s inevitable that there’s not going to be that competitive edge even if you might want there to be. 

“But Rangers have a big squad with plenty of competition in it.”

Rangers were originally scheduled to fly to Canada to take on Benfica in the Eusebio Cup but their glamour tie was cancelled. And Ton boss Jim Duffy saw the opportunity to take advantage of Rangers’ situation by arranging to be stand-ins for Rui Vitoria’s Portuguese outfit.

Lamie said: “I don’t know the ins and outs of when their original friendly was called-off so we just found out we’d be playing them at the start of the week. 

“We were obviously aware we didn’t have a fixture but we always knew the gaffer was looking to get one arranged for us regardless of the Rangers situation.”