BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport
Alloa manager Danny Lennon admits he wants his players to be inspired by childhood dreams when they face Championship leaders Rangers tomorrow.
The daunting trip to Ibrox pits top against bottom but Lennon has urged his players to relish playing in front of a bumper crowd when they lock horns with Mark Warburton’s side.
Lennon, whose team have lost nine of their opening 12 league matches and are five points adrift at the basement, said: “We go to a place that is going to be a huge, huge challenge for us, but one that we all signed him up for.
“That’s my message to them, ‘when you were a wee boy growing up and you had all these dreams and hopes, it was going to stadiums like this and trying to fulfill that’.
“As a wee kid you wanted to play in front of full houses against good quality teams and that is going to be the challenge for us, but one that we’ll be prepared for.
“We’ll be raring to go again.
“It’s about going there and competing and I’m delighted that over the last three to four weeks that we’re continuously competing.”
The clash with Rangers marks the start of a difficult run of games against the top three sides in the Championship, with matches against Falkirk and Hibs to follow.
Lennon added: “I take Hibs and Rangers out of it, I class them as the top two with the big budgets and the ones that will be there come the end of the season competing for first and second.
“As for the others, it’s what you bring on that day. I certainly believe on our day we’ll give any of the other seven teams a game.”