Kevin van Veen has become an instant hit at Motherwell – and knows his stock will rise higher if he spoils flag day at Ibrox.

The former Northampton and Scunthorpe striker already has a pair of Premiership strikes and he's up for ruining the title party when Rangers unfurl their 55th league banner.

The ceremony has been delayed from the opening day of the season to allow a capacity crowd to enjoy the crowning moment this Sunday against the Steelmen.

"Personally, I love to ruin a title party," he said. "That would be good but it's going to be really tough.

"We really need to be on top of our game, every single one of us, we need to be at the top of our game and even a little bit more, to get a good result there."

van Veen feels playing in front of 50,000 at Ibrox can bring the best out of him as he recalled giving Chelsea a fright at Stamford Bridge.

His Irons side that lost 2-0 against a Blues team featuring the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa six seasons ago. But he should have had a penalty when Ramires tripped him, and he almost caught out Asmir Begovic with an ambitious free-kick.

But van Veen believes he can thrive in the hostile atmosphere.

The Dutchman said: "The last big one was the FA Cup with Scunthorpe against Chelsea away so that was quite a big game too. This is going to be something similar or even bigger.

"Chelsea put their strongest team out. I played left wing and I actually had one of the best games in my career on the left wing, against (Branislav) Ivanovic. I should have had a penalty and I hit the post.

"I do feel I am really looking forward to these type of games. I feel it brings the best out in me and hopefully I can show on Sunday that I can be on the level to threaten and be dangerous and creative even against Rangers, just play my own game, work hard for my team-mates and hopefully get a good result."