We know Ayr United is the focus at the moment, but Rangers fans also have one big big eye on next week and the 14th as beleaguered Ross County come to Govan.
Derek Adams’ former side, before he resigned citing that the club was an absolute mess, County are on a desperate slide to oblivion and a one-way ticket to the Championship with the horror run they’re on at the moment.
It could not be a more perfect time to face the Dingwall outfit, with Rangers wanting to rack up a cricket score and finally overhaul Celtic’s fractional goal difference advantage as well as restoring the team’s 3 point deficit, which of course the Parkhead lot regained (with a hint of luck) at Easter Road.
Once Rangers play County, that truly is everything fixture-wise normalised, even-stevens, and Rangers managing to secure a cricket score against such a hapless side who haven’t managed a point since early December is a must-do.
This sole match is Rangers’ big big chance to completely overturn the goal difference, to finally go past Celtic definitively on that metric.
However, Rangers only managed 3 goals again actual bottom team Livi who haven’t won in the league since October, so it’s not a foregone conclusion that we’ll rattle 5+ past interim coach Don Cowie’s side.
We will need to be a lot more clinical than that day.
That said, no side in the SPL is going through the ringer more than County – they really are in a complete mess, and while Livi can barely buy a win, there’s something even more desperate about the Dingwall side right now that Adams quit after 12 matches.
If Rangers are to have serious intent about being champions, rattling a fair number home on the 14th really is a way to show it.
But, of course, Ayr is first….