JOSH Law is still unsure whether or not he will get to reignite his sibling rivalry with brother Nicky next season. But given how their one previous contest panned out, it’s perhaps understandable that the Motherwell full-back is looking forward to the prospect.

The English pair went through their entire careers without lining up opposite each other in a competitive match until the most dramatic of circumstances a year ago. It occurred when Josh’s Motherwell were consigned to the Premiership play-off after finishing second bottom of the top flight, with the prospect of facing a Rangers side desperate to return back to the top flight after a three-year absence.

For the Fir Park man, it was a family affair that could not have gone much better as Ian Baraclough’s team romped to a 6-1 aggregate win. It proved the end of the road for that Rangers team last season, but a year on Mark Warburton has managed to deliver the Ibrox club back to the top table of Scottish football at the second time of asking.

A former Motherwell player himself, 28-year-old Nicky has found it difficult in establishing himself in the Rangers team this season, starting just 13 times. With his contract up at the end of the season, speculation has already begun about him playing his football elsewhere next season. It is a prospect that doesn’t appeal to his younger brother.

“I'm not sure if I'll face Nicky in the Premiership next season. He's not sure about his future – we'll have to wait until Rangers' season is finished,” said Josh.

“There's a bit of speculation but I don't think clubs have contacted him. I'm sure he'll sit down after the cup final and decide what he's doing.

“I enjoyed playing against him in the play-off final last year. That was the first time we'd come up against each other and it went pretty well! So it would be nice to do it again next season.

“That was a difficult situation for us both last year so hopefully if we do meet it won't be in a play-off!”

The Fir Park right-back is naturally excited about the climax of his own season this afternoon.

Over the course of the campaign, Law has been part of a Motherwell team that struggled during the early months hovering around the foot of the table before a defeat to Morton in the League Cup eventually led to Baraclough’s exit.

Since Mark McGhee’s introduction in October, though, their fortunes have turned dramatically and after finishing in the top six they have the job of closing their season at Parkhead. That duty brings with it the responsibility of providing a guard of honour for champions Celtic, and he admits it’s not a task that he is looking forward to.

“There will be a full house and we'll have to give them a guard of honour. But after that, it's like any other game against Celtic – we want to beat them.

“I haven't took part in a guard of honour before and it's not something you look forward to as a player.

“It means they've beaten you. They're expected to but giving a guard of honour to opposition players isn't something you really want to be doing.

“We're the only team to beat Celtic at Parkhead this season and it would be good to spoil their trophy day on Sunday.

“Credit to them, they've won it again. But we want to ruin the party and get another win there.”