After today’s Scottish Premiership results, it turns up the pressure on tomorrow’s crunch tie against St. Johnstone.
Rangers travel to Perth now four points off Celtic who sit first having now played the same amount of games as we have. Tomorrow at McDairmid Park, Rangers can take it back to one.
But Aberdeen now sit between the Old Firm, having played a game more. McInnes’ side have been resurgent in recent weeks and now look a real threat with a solid foundation at the back.
Previous table toppers Kilmarnock also stumbled away to Hamilton. With three matches to go before the winter break, these results make the St. Johnstone match a must-win. If it wasn’t already.
We go into two crunch home matches against Hibs and Celtic after this and have to be best placed for them. More than that, we need to start getting the proper reward for our performances.
That rests with one area of the pitch. If Rangers are to get it then we must be more clinical in the final third.
A good performance from the forward line tomorrow will bring much needed confidence. Rangers have only managed a measly four goals in their last seven games. Two of those came against Hearts. That’s four games in recent weeks where we’ve drawn a blank.
Against Hibs we got the performance. We might’ve taken a draw before the match, but with how well we played one point seemed little reward.
Against St. Johnstone tomorrow the performance is secondary. We would rather take the three points.