When Rangers travel to Aberdeen on Wednesday evening, they will be expecting a tough game.
That’s something borne out of experience, having failed to beat this opposition at the first three attempts, this season.
This time, more so than in any of those previous encounters, Rangers need a victory.

A Lewis Ferguson header gave Aberdeen a League Cup semi-final win back in October. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)
It would be a step towards making their title challenge a lot simpler in the long run.

However, subject to passing a fitness test, the SPL’s in form marksman, Sam Cosgrove, is an obstacle the Gers must overcome.
In the last meeting between these two teams at the beginning of December, the 22-year-old was dismissed after a little over half an hour.
Yet, since then, he has went from strength to strength.

The target man nets his second of the game against Dundee in December. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)
The 6ft 2 front man scored in five consecutive Premiership matches thereafter and hasn’t slowed down much lately, meaning he has ten goals in his last eleven appearances.
That’s some record.

While he still sits two goals adrift of El Buffalo in the scoring charts, he has a much better goals to minutes ratio.
Cosgrove averages one every 112 minutes, in comparison to Morelos’ 134.
The Colombian was also sent off in that fiesty affair at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
That’s the best rate of any player in the top tier.
With stats like these, whichever Rangers centre-back duo that starts tomorrow evening, will have their hands full.
The Gers only have one goal in three games against the Dons this season, but keeping it tight at the back has to be the priority, especially in the early stages.
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