Rangers will have the chance to smash a 114-year-old clean sheet record held by rivals Celtic when they play Dundee United at Ibrox after the international break.

The Gers’ impressive run of clean sheets in their first six top division matches was set by their Old Firm rivals back in 1906 and it currently stands as a club record.

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Center-half Connor Goldson has been a mainstay during Rangers’ record-equalling clean sheet run. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Ibrox faithful will be hoping that if Rangers can smash such a historic record held by our rivals it will stand as a good omen in what is a pivotal season for both clubs.

Rangers have yet to concede in the Scottish Premiership this season with the only goal the club has shipped coming against Leverkusen in the 1-0 Europa League defeat in Germany.

It has been a mightily impressive run and comes after the club matched their own 91-year club record set by Bill Struth’s team in the 1929/30 season in the 2-0 win over Kilmarnock.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has paid tribute to the early success of his team defensively.

“We’re happy with the performance,” said Gerrard, praising the defensive “accolade” and suggesting everyone involved at the club deserved credit [Scotsman].

“We’re happy with the clean sheet and we move on. We now go our separate ways without international players going out on duty.

“We hope they come back fit and healthy and ready for the next challenge. The other lads will get a well-deserved rest but so far so good.

“I think we’ve had one blip against Livingston but I’m really pleased with the lads’ efforts so far.

“If you look at our results this season there has been three or four times that I’m going away thinking we should have got more goals. At some point that might come back to bite us.

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Filip Helander has also impress after coming into the side following an injury to Leon Balogun, evidence of the strength in depth the Gers have at the back. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“That tells me we still need to get better. We still need to improve, keep working on the training pitch and [look to see] if we can add that one or two bits of quality through the squad.”

Rangers have managed shut-outs against Aberdeen, St. Mirren, St. Johnstone, Livingston, Kilmarnock and Hamilton, winning five of six matches in the Scottish Premiership.

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