Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson feels the Gers will ease past their upcoming Scottish Cup opponents Cowdenbeath, but might have a culture shock in the early parts of the game.

Steven Gerrard’s side return to competitive action following the winter break, and travel to Central Park to take on the Scottish League Two side tonight.




Rangers will hope to avoid any slip-ups tonight and the game might see winter signings Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis make their debuts at some point, if they do not start the game.

Cowdenbeath have won their last two league games after a four-game winless run, but Ferguson feels the Gers have enough quality to emerge as comfortable winners.
 


Ferguson did, however, explain that playing against a lower-division side might be a bit of a culture shock for some of the players.

“I think at the start, it’ll be kind of a culture shock for a few of the Rangers boys”, Ferguson said on Open Goal.
 

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“But once they get over that, they’ll just have enough about them to see them through.

“I think they’ll win it comfortably in the end, but they’ve just got to have their wits about them against a team that will give everything they’ve got.”

Rangers will hope to go all the way in the Scottish Cup after falling at the semi-final hurdle in the Scottish League Cup in December, and failing to make it to the knockout stages of the Europa League.