After the Europa League draw with Brondby, Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has given his thoughts about Sunday’s match against Ross County.

With Rangers stretching their lead at the top of the table to four points after last weekend’s excellent away victory over Motherwell, the onus is to keep on winning.

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Rangers star Joe Aribo in action against Ross County at Ibrox last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We go into Sunday with a full squad” declared assistant coach Gary McAllister, who was speaking to Rangers TV following the Europa League encounter last night.

The update excludes Filip Helander, who is still some way off a return to action, but this is sure to be welcome news for the Rangers supporters, as this season has seen the squad hit with numerous injury problems which has disrupted much of the rhythm from the previous campaign.

“They will come to Ibrox to try and frustrate and be organised, but we have got to go all guns blazing.

“What we have got to guard against is losing this first goal, it seems to be a habit at the moment and if we can get our noses in front early, then we have got to try and score some goals” he explained.

Rangers have conceded first in ten games this season, which proves to be an ongoing problem.

There do seem to be some positive signs emerging. Against Motherwell, the side reacted well to going behind by producing perhaps our finest attacking performance of the season to date.

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Fashion Sakala bagged a hat-trick at Fir Park. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It’s a quick turnaround” added McAllister. “We have one training session tomorrow to see who is looking fresh and sharp and we pick the best XI to go on against Ross County.”

With the busy festive period coming up and the team still involved in all competitions, having a healthy squad could be crucial.

In other news,  a UEFA format change could be a welcome bonus for Rangers.

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