Former Hibernian forward Tam McManus has backed Ryan Porteous to stand up to the Ibrox test this evening – insisting the Hibees defender has ‘cut out the nonsense’.
Porteous has seen red against the Light Blues twice in the last two seasons, with Hibs relinquishing their 1-0 advantage at Ibrox in the reverse fixture in October after the defender was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Joe Aribo.
The Scotland cap has never shirked a battle with Gers forward Alfredo Morelos, and McManus believes he has made huge improvements in his game in recent months.
He told The Football Show: “Ryan Porteous has settled himself down. He’s cut out all of the nonsense on and off the pitch.
“He seems to have grown up.
“But tonight will be a big test for him at Ibrox. Every time he goes in for a challenge there will be 50,000 fans screaming for a yellow or red card.
“He needs to box clever tonight against [Alfredo] Morelos.”