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Kyle Lafferty ready to face the Hampden Park boo boys

By Steven Beacom

Northern Ireland star Kyle Lafferty is confident he will cope with the Hampden Park boo-boys tomorrow night when he faces Scotland in a friendly and says he'll use his experiences at Rangers to help him.

The 27-year-old, who has been superb in Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign to date, is ready to run the gauntlet of hate in Glasgow knowing Scottish fans won't have forgotten his controversial four year spell at Rangers.

On and off the field he got himself in trouble becoming public enemy number one with opposition fans. In 2012 he even fell foul of Rangers fans for the way he left the club in the middle of their financial strife, with some viewing him as a traitor!

"I'm looking forward to the match even though there'll be 50,000 people booing me. I had four years playing with Rangers when I took some stick in Scotland so I should be able to cope at Hampden okay," said Lafferty, now on loan at Turkish club Caykur Rizespor from Norwich.

Yesterday he admitted he made mistakes at Rangers revealing he'd like to go back one day to the club to show the supporters his new found maturity.

Meanwhile Jonny Evans, set to start at Hampden, says he'll be more careful with his spitting when he returns from his FA ban.

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