As Rangers head into Saturday’s D-Day Derby with Celtic, there’s a worrying stat that doesn’t bode well for the side.
Rangers have only won three times in their last nine games. That means at present we’re only winning one in three. That is completely unacceptable for any Rangers side.
And it shows just how much we’ve went off the boil too.
Since the Villarreal match on the 29th of November, Rangers have really toiled. We spoke about how the month of December could make or break our season before the hectic schedule kicked off. For much of it, we haven’t been able to rise to the occasion.
We picked up full points against Hamilton, Hearts and St. Johnstone, but stumbled in all the other games. The spell has saw our undefeated run at Ibrox under Gerrard come crashing to an end, our players bottle it when we reached the league summit for the first time in seven years and our European adventure reach its final destination.
It’s been brutal.
Rangers started the season brightly and, to their credit, are still in the hunt approaching the winter break. But the club and players have began to feel the hectic schedule. We’re now without several first teamers and we look tired and lethargic. We’ve already played over 30 games this year.
But whatever the excuses, the worrying stat that we’ve only won a third of our last nine games is completely unacceptable.
This is Rangers we’re talking about.