Northern Ireland midfielder Steve Davis will hope to celebrate his return to Rangers by beating his club colleagues in the friendly against Scotland at Hampden tonight.
Davis will finally complete his move from Fulham to Rangers tomorrow and another man possibly on the way out of Craven Cottage could be David Healy, who is wanted by Sunderland.
Stadium of Light boss Roy Keane wants a quick decision about the proposed swap deal taking Healy to the north east and Dickson Etuhu in the opposite direction, so there may even be news on that transfer, revealed in yesterday’s Belfast Telegraph, before this evening’s game.
For Davis though ahead of the match with the Scots, he knows he will be staying in Glasgow tomorrow to sign a three-year deal with Rangers after finally agreeing a release package with Premier League strugglers Fulham.
The Northern Ireland midfield maestro will put pen to paper on a deal in excess of £3m .
The Belfast Telegraph understands talks have remained on-going all summer following the Cullybackey man's hugely successful loan spell with the Light Blues last season, despite rumours of a financial snag threatening to scupper the long, drawn out transfer.
But Davis' representatives have worked around the clock to ensure an agreement is now in place to seal the deal.
Having excelled with Rangers first time around, Teddy Bears fans will be happy that he is going to join them full time.
First though he will try to outdo his Rangers pals tonight.
“I know a few of the boys playing for Scotland and it would be great to get one over them,” said 23-year-old Davis.
“Hampden is a fantastic place to play and hopefully we will put in a good performance.”
Like Davis, Healy is relishing the prospect of turning out at Hampden and having scored goals in the past against England and Wales, he is looking for a home nations treble.
“That would be a nice record to have,” said the 29-year-old.
“Hampden is a famous ground and it is always a pleasure to play at stadiums like this and we’ll be going all out to produce a big display.”
In as sense Northern Ireland will be stepping into the unknown this evening when they tackle Scotland for the first time in over 20 years.
The traditional 4-4-2 formation is expected to be banished for a stylish 4-3-3 standard of play when on the attack and then changed into a 4-5-1 on the defensive.
West Brom’s Chris Brunt may be pushed up on the left alongside goalscoring sensation David Healy and Martin Paterson, who will be making his first start, though Warren Feeney is another option.
Manchester City teeanger Ryan McGivern is expected to make his international debut at some stage.
The left back, yet to make his senior debut for City, excelled in the Milk Cup this summer.
Worthington believes McGivern has a bright future and will have no problems throwing him into the fixture this evening which should be an intriguing affair.