Rangers have nothing to fear – players should take confidence from this stat
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Rangers can take confidence from recent trips to Easter Road

Going to Easter Road at Christmas is becoming somewhat a Festive tradition for Rangers fans. It’s the second year in a row we’ve went up the M8 to face off against Hibs in December.

We’re also unbeaten at Easter Road for over two and a half years. The last time they beat us 3-2 on their home patch was back in April 2016.

But we didn’t play them in the 16/17 season. Hibs were toiling in the Championship whilst we earned promotion.

Rangers beat Hibs 2-1 last season thanks to inspired goals by Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

This year, things are a little more delicately poised than they have been. The league table is wide open, and Rangers currently occupy top spot.

Steven Gerrard and his players have been coy on the subject, but perhaps that’s because they’ve got an eye on this one tonight.

Confidence is mixed amongst Rangers fans and we recognise it’s going to be a tough game. But should we be taking solace in recent results at Hibs home ground?

Rangers two games unbeaten at Easter Road

Last year, Rangers beat Hibs 2-1 in a bit of a smash-n-grab. Hibs dominated but couldn’t breach our defence after went ahead.

We also relied on two pieces of real quality from Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos. We’ll need the same again tonight.

And the last time we visited Easter Road, we played out an astonishing 5-5 draw.

Bruno Alves fired in a screamer of a free kick in the final match of last season, a 5-5 draw at Easter Road. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

This time round, we’re also a better team. They’re arguably not. But we have got to be on the top of our game from start to finish to get anything here.

Neil Lennon will have Hibs firing, and we’ve struggled against the top teams in Scotland this year. Yet we have nothing to fear.

Should we win at Easter Road tonight, I think fans will be getting a little more excited about the league table. Especially going into a huge three games in the remainder of December.

It’s not the last we’ll see of Hibs this year either. We also face them at Ibrox on Boxing Day.

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