GEORGE Boyd is predicting a less than friendly game when Rangers travel to Hillsborough this Sunday.
The 31-year-old will be making his home debut this weekend for Sheffield Wednesday after making a summer switch from Burnley and he thinks the Gers 7000 strong support will make it one to remember.
This will be the third July in a row that Boyd has faced the Light Blues in pre-season. The Scotland international visited Ibrox with Burnley in 2015 and 2016 and was on the winning side both times.
Speaking to the Official Rangers Podcast Boyd said:
“It will be great when Rangers come down with all their fans. We were there the last couple of years with Burnley so we know what the crowd will be like and it’ll feel like a proper game not just a friendly.
“This will be our first and only home friendly this pre-season so I’m looking forward to it. I will be making my home debut, my kids are going to come and watch so it should be a good day for me.
“I have been here a few weeks now and we’re just back from a week’s training in Portugal in the warm weather which was nice. It was just good to spend every day with the boys and get that bonding going.
“It was a great opportunity for me, they are a massive club and have been close the last few years to getting promoted so hopefully I can come in and get over the line.
“That hunger is still there, they went close twice which means you could come back a bit bitter and get off it a bit but the boys seem really fired up to try and make it happen for a third time.
“As a team we like to press high and put in a lot of hard work and we’re playing some good football at the moment.
“We had three games out in Portugal, which was good and we’ll play Doncaster midweek before we play Rangers.
“It has come round really quick, it feels like this summer has flown by and the season is upon us already.
“It’s only Jordan Rhodes and me who have signed this summer so far but I think the club want to get a few more in.”
While the winger has prior experience of playing Rangers he is predicting facing a new style to the one he played against when Mark Warburton was at the helm.
“With Warburton it was a different style to perhaps the style they play now, under him they would play a lot of football from the back.
“I have seen there has been a lot of player recruitment at Rangers and obviously the manager wants to get his own players and ideas in which is fair enough.
“I saw at Barrie McKay had gone to Nottingham Forrest so there has clearly been a lot of change and it will be a transitional period for the team.
“I don’t know any of the Rangers boys currently, I was with Matt Gilks at Burnley and he did well when I saw him play last season in the cup semi-final.”