Gareth McAuley says the Gers need to ‘move on quickly’ from last night’s disappointment, if they have any chance of winning something this season.

Rangers failed to take the opportunity to consolidate their position at the top of the SPL table, by slipping to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aberdeen.

Ryan Jack didn’t come out on top against his old club. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Speaking to Rangers TV after the match, the Northern Ireland was visibly disappointed with the result: ‘We’re trying to find answers among ourselves.’

‘We want to get back to work. Let ourselves down tonight, let our standards slip all over the park really. We want to get back on the training pitch. Get the work done and then get our teeth into the game at the weekend’, he said.

Next up is a trip to Dundee. The fixture couldn’t come at a worse time either, as The Dee thrashed Hamilton 4-0 last night.

Rangers need to pick themselves up quickly

Scott McKenna celebrates with Niall McGinn after the only goal of the game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, McAuley knows that there is no time for the players to feel sorry for themselves.

 

‘We want to go and challenge and be at the top of the league and do something, win something. You have to do that (show character), you have to move on quickly. You have to be as positive as you can and make sure we take everything on board.’

‘Learn our lessons and hopefully it doesn’t happen again’, he concluded.

Kyle Lafferty went close, but there were no goals for the Gers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It certainly was a lacklustre performance from Rangers last night.

Yet, it is not a disaster. Experienced heads like McAuley have a vital role to play over the next few days, to ensure attitudes are right going into the weekend.