Rangers were unable to follow up their emphatic 6-1 victory against Motherwell last weekend with another win, as they could only draw 1-1 against Brondby in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Danish outfit went ahead on the stroke of half time when Leon Balogun put the ball into his own net, however the Gers responded with a strike from Ianis Hagi in the 77th minute to rescue a point.
That result, however, means there is still plenty of work to do in their final two games if they are to advance from Group A. Lyon’s 100% record means they have already qualified for the round of 32, while Steven Gerrard’s men sit level on four points with Sparta Prague, who the Gers face next in the competition at the end of this month.
Rangers now prepare for a Premiership encounter at Ibrox against Ross County, who they have beaten in each of their last 10 meetings – scoring 29 goals and conceding just five in the process.
Form on home soil has taken a slight dip for the Gers in recent weeks, as they have drawn three of their last four league games at Ibrox, conceding five goals – this spell has come after an impressive 21-game winning run at home between August 2020 and August 2021 where they conceded only four times.
Nevertheless, a victory on Sunday is expected for Gerrard’s side, who will consolidate their place at the Premiership summit with three points against the Staggies.
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After Wednesday’s fixture with Hibernian was postponed due to the Edinburgh outfit’s coronavirus troubles, Ross County have been reminiscing about their emphatic 5-0 victory away against Dundee at the end of last month, a result which ended their 10-game winless start to the new campaign.
The Staggies raced into a 4-0 first-half lead with strikes from Harry Clarke, Ross Callachan, Joseph Hungbo and Regan Charles-Cook, before the latter added a fifth in the 71st minute to rub salt into Dundee’s wounds.
Malky Mackay’s men remain at the foot of the table, but the gap to safety has been reduced slightly as they now sit six points behind Livingston in 10th place.
Spirits are now high in the Ross County camp, though their hopes of successive Premiership wins are slim as they face a daunting task on Sunday against the champions