LEE McCULLOCH may have surrendered his mantle as top Rangers scorer to Andy Little during his time out injured. But now the former Scotland internationalist is fit again do not bet against him catching, and then overtaking, his team-mate. He was preferred to the Northern Irishman in the lone striker's role against East Stirlingshire at Ibrox on Saturday.
Yes, Little bagged two and McCulloch just one to take their personal hauls for the campaign to 24 and 23 respectively.
However, being given the nod to start up front during the title run-in will give the older man a slight advantage when it comes to scoring.
Little is likely to be utilised out wide in the weeks ahead and, on the evidence of his showings there so far this season, will perform very well.
However, adding to his remarkable tally for this term while playing on the flanks will not be as straightforward for the 23-year-old.
ANDY LITTLE says RICHARD WILSON
LEE McCULLOCH and Andy Little missed spells of this season through injury, so it might come down to which players retains their fitness for longer. Certainly, both tend to score whenever they are in the side.
Little took over from McCulloch as the team's most reliable source of goals when the latter was injured, but even when moved out to the left flank last Saturday so that David Templeton could influence the play from the centre, Little still scored twice.
He is industrious and committed, but his strongest attribute is his sense of time and place. Little often pops up in scoring positions and is a decent enough finisher to take advantage.
Even with his versatility, that allows him to be a threat from anywhere on the pitch.
McCulloch is just as prolific, and is only one goal behind Little's 23 for this season, but it may be that Little's freshness and fitness will be enough to see him end the season as the club's highest scorer.