In September, Steven Gerrard slumped to arguably the worst defeat of his tenure whilst away to Livingston.
It was a sore one to take. The club and team were on an upwind. There was talk of a title challenge. We were looking like a hard team to beat.
But on the road we capitulated at the Tony Macaroni. We struggled to break a stubborn Livingston team down.
But even their manager admits it’s going to be very different this time around.
Holt said: ““The last game is done and dusted – it will have no relevance at all”
“In Scottish football you get to play each other quite a bit, so you can’t focus on what you’ve done before.
“It can allow you to show the players where we did hurt them previously and where Rangers caused us problems.
“But we’re away from home this time and we have to go there and stand up to the test.
“At Ibrox, Rangers are scoring a lot of goals and they are certainly a different beast.”
Rangers certainly are a different beast at Ibrox
Holt isn’t wrong. Rangers have began to build Ibrox back up to being the place it always should be. The team and fans at time have been formidable.
And long may it remain.
Rangers have played 13 games at Ibrox this season. We’ve won 10, drawn three (two of those in Europe) and scored 36 goals in the process. We’ve only conceded seven.
It’s been hugely impressive and a real indictment of the change in attitude Gerrard has brought to the club.
After mauling Motherwell 7-1 in our last fixture, Scott Arfield spoke of getting revenge for a last minute winner and 3-3 draw at Fir Park.
After Livingston took full points off us in the return, Rangers will be thirsty to inflict the same on them tomorrow.