Rangers have just recovered from a major wobble

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 12: Police on horseback are seen outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Rangers FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 12, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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There’s no denying Rangers went through a bit of a ‘sticky’ spell two weeks ago. First a bad bad loss at St Mirren, then a struggled win v Motherwell.

Since then the recovery has been outstanding. A clinical and professional performance in Perth coupled with a significant win over Hibernian last night has brought Rangers’ iron fist back into play, and any teetering doubts some fans had and lingering hopes our eastern friends had were crushed ruthlessly.

Rangers could not respond better to that blip. Four goals, two shut outs and two sharp bounceback wins against sides who could have feasibly caused us some trouble.

Gary Mac said, before both matches, this period was to be pivotal in the title chase – that the period of 10-15 days would define Rangers’ season.

Despite the fact we’ve still got St Mirren again, and Celtic and Aberdeen to come, Rangers have made the best possible start to this spell, with no slip ups, no hiccups, and a healthy number of goals without reply.

The play hasn’t been mesmerising, but it’s been good, professional and effective.

It feels like Rangers have got it into their heads how to win, how to be champions, and the only thing left is to actually lift the trophy.

While there is a long way to go, the stats confirm that every title of the past 15 where Rangers or Celtic have led the table at Xmas they’ve gone on to win, bar one incident, which was Celtic leading and Rangers won, way back in 2009.

The reality is this Rangers team will win 55, as long as they keep their focus and their heads.

And this Christmas period is the first giant leap towards that.

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  1. There was a few incidents in yesterday’s game that had a few of us on the edge of our seats especially given the poor refereeing we have all come to expect. Potential pen , Hagi and WC save McGregor . Still our goal was quality we should have a couple more had it not been for the Hibs goalie. We should have had a pen shout too Porteous the wretch. That said we won ..again and the mental strength is there to see. I hope Arfield injury isn’t too bad cause he loves playing against the rotten mob . Anyone who watched any of that lots game, saw that weakness in the 1st half from a reserves Hamilton make up. They were at full strength and were gifted a soft pen as usual. SG has the edge on Lennon and them . Onwards 55

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