Rangers victory over Aberdeen on Wednesday night was their fourth in a row in all competitions.

Without a win, a title challenge may realistically have been over. Yet, three points makes the equation a whole lot simpler.

There’s now a bit of breathing space between the Gers and the other contenders, so attentions can be focused on catching Celtic.

In fact, Wednesday night was Rangers’ best performance since the win against their Old Firm rivals.

Rangers bossed the midfield area throughout the Old Firm. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s no coincidence that in both games, Steven Gerrard reverted to type with his formation.


Since the winter break, there has been experimentation with the set up.

It’s understandable that the manager would try to incorporate the club’s new signings.

However, it looks an unnatural shape for the side.


After a promising start with a diamond and two up top at Rugby Park, the team capitulated to defeat. When it was trialled again against St Mirren at the weekend, there was a lack of flow to the Gers’ play.

Three goals from the spot ensured the score flattered Rangers a little. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Surely, that experimentation will now be abandoned.

Three central midfielders, two out-and-out wingers and one man up front is the set up that suits this squad the most.

It’s not a negative approach either.

As the scoreline suggests, the Gers created plenty of opportunities at Pittodrie.

Ryan Kent is much more of a menace out wide, two defensive minded midfielders provide more solidity and Daniel Candeias gives tenacity and balance to the side. 

Kent is much less effective when pressed into a no.10 role. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Even if Alfredo Morelos is to miss the Scottish Cup tie at Killie, surely Gerrard won’t make the same mistake.

He already has a blueprint for success, there’s no need to tinker.

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