Rangers Hamilton tomorrow is a game Rangers can win and should win, but after rival results today, it’s also one they must win. If it wasn’t already.
All of the momentum from the victory against Hearts a fortnight ago will be dispelled if we can’t pick up three points. The Edinburgh side also recovered to edge out Aberdeen 2-1. That stretches their lead over us to eight points. Three points clear of Celtic who also picked up an important three points. They defeated Hibs 4-2.
Kilmarnock won 2-1 at St. Mirren and sit third, level with Celtic. Surprise package Livingston dismantled hopeless Dundee 4-0. They sit fourth.
The league looks very competitive this year and a lot of teams are on very good form. This is a big month, and we need to keep pace with those at the top.
With a win we’ll move within five points of Hearts. We’ll also move Rangers up to fifth on a congested Scottish Premiership table.
Chance to turn poor form on the road
This game is also the chance to put to bed any talk on what’s been a poor away run. We’ve picked up two points from twelve on the road. We left the Old Firm and Livingston empty handed. Rangers Hamilton has to be a different story.
If we’re to mount a challenge we need to win on the road consistently. To go to places where teams dig in and compete with them physically. But most importantly, go to places and score goals.
If we can get running on the road like we have been at Ibrox, we’ll be a formidable outfit.
A good start and strong performance would help quash any murmurs of an away day crisis.
We are better than Hamilton but need to be professional.
If we can do that, more than just be a game we must win, it’ll also be a game Rangers do win.