Thomson out to silence Collins

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Kevin Thomson feels he has a 'point to prove' to former manager John Collins when he returns to face Hibernian on Sunday.

The midfielder left Hibs to join Rangers in a £2m deal during the January transfer window, leading Collins to state that he could 'accommodate' his captain's departure as his form was on the wane.

But his comments appear to have fired up Thomson for the clash at Easter Road, and the 22-year-old hopes a victory on his old stomping ground will teach his manager to keep quiet.

"I don't want to be childish and get involved in a war of words, but it's fair to say I've got a point to prove when I go back," he told Rangers News.

"There would be nothing better than if I could put in a good performance and the team gets a good result.

"Hopefully, that would make him (Collins) keep his tongue in his mouth after the game."

Thomson is looking forward to facing his former friend Scott Brown in the game, but feels it will be a strange experience.

"I always told him I'd pull out of any tackles with him and he says he'll be looking to go right through me.

"It will be nice to play against him as it's always nice to play against top players and he comes into that category."

Thomson did admit, though, that he was envious of Hibernian's cup success this season, as they are through to the final of the CIS Insurance Cup as well as the semi-final of the Tennent's Scottish Cup.

"Having been at Easter Road for six years and being a big fan of the club, were they to do the double it would be a bit disappointing not to have been a part of that."