Rangers must move on from Killie disappointment - still all to play for
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Rangers must move on from Killie disappointment - still all to play for

It’s been a tough few days being a Rangers fan, but I think it’s important we get things into perspective. The Killie result was not the end of the world, even if it felt like it for a short while.
As we go into the Livingston match tomorrow, regardless of results today, there’s still all to play for in the Scottish Premiership.
Anything up to six points and we’re still in with a shout. Anything over that and you begin to think it’s curtains.

Steve Clarke has Killie looking like serious contenders at the top of the table. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

But we have to start winning every game. We must match or better the results of teams around us.

The reason there has been such a morose cloud over Ibrox since Wednesday is completely understandable. Only three weeks ago we’d beaten Celtic and talk of a title race was humoured, if not completely endorsed.
But more than the victory over our rivals, it was the manner in which we achieved it that had fans dreaming.
After all that, to come back and be beaten and overleaped by Kilmarnock, it hurt us. It really hurt us. The fact it was Jones who scythed us down only added to it. As did Celtic’s rampant adjacent performances.

Killie performance wounded fans

Fans felt the full force of the Rugby Park defeat like the skelp of a battered mitre off your cheeks in January. It caught us by surprise, even if we already knew the danger.
But much like the Celtic game, the result wasn’t the entire issue. It was the manner of it which had an impact on supporters.

After Joe Worrall’s clanger the heads went down, the game plan unravelled, and Killie’s tails were up. We struggled to match them and a lack of real quality and leadership was evident.

Steven Gerrard’s side were beaten at the Tony Macaroni earlier in the season – this will not be an easy game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Fans have been quite right to criticise all involved, including the manager.

But we have to move on from that result quickly. Killie away is not an easy fixture either. Even if it did feel like the three points were there for the taking if we turned up. As a support, we have to dust ourselves off and focus on the team and task at hand.

That starts with three points tomorrow.
Don’t write Rangers off just yet – there’s still all to play for this season.