With the dreaded international break suddenly upon us, Rangers won’t play again until the 21st of November against Hibs in the semi-finals of the League Cup.
The break does come at a welcome time for the side, who kept their four-point cushion intact at the top of the Scottish Premiership after Rangers’ win against Ross County.
Star showing for Bacuna
Sunday’s match represented Juninho Bacuna’s first start for the team, and he didn’t disappoint.
He assisted Ryan Kent for Rangers’ second goal and shortly after the break, he scored his first goal for the Ibrox side with a well-taken effort from just outside the box.
With Steven Davis and Scott Arfield’s contracts expiring at the end of the season and Ryan Jack just returning from a long-term injury, Bacuna could provide a welcome boost to an imminent shortage of midfielders.
Return of goals
One of the most refreshing things to see over the previous two league matches is finding the back of the net with relative ease. The opening 11 matches of the league season had seen us score just 19 times compared to the 26 goals we plundered at the same stage last year.
With our goalscoring struggles being blamed on issues such as the form of Alfredo Morelos and the constant changing of the front three, it’s great to finally see the team finally find their form in front of goal.
Kent and Jack
Whilst injuries will happen during the season, as they have done for us, losing two of our key players for large spells hasn’t helped the side.
Seeing Kent shine in midweek and scoring a fantastic goal yesterday raised the excitement levels for what’s to come.
Having Ryan Jack back in the team will almost be like a new signing, the side has missed his stability in the midfield, and I can’t wait to see him back starting again.
These are the most important takeaways from yesterday’s Rangers win, the improvement is there for all to see. Shoring up the defence needs to be the key priority during the international break.
If we manage to achieve that, don’t bet against us winning league title number 56.