Steven Davis has called on Rangers to learn their League Cup lessons as they seek revenge in tonight’s (Wednesday) Premiership game at St Mirren.
Rangers are unbeaten in league action this season, and have only one defeat to their name in all competitions – a 3-2 loss in the quarter-final of the League Cup to Wednesday’s opponents St Mirren, on December 16.
Exactly two weeks later, the Gers make the same trip to The Simple Digital Arena, and experienced midfielder Davis is seeking payback as they look to extend their sixteen point lead at the top of the league but admits it will be a tough game.
Speaking to Glasgow Times, Davis reflected on Rangers recent unsuccessful trip to St Mirren, but backed his side to overcome that loss, “There are always going to be things you can improve on when you look back on them and hopefully we can do a better job this time round.
“Our focus is fully on St Mirren. It is a big game and a massive three points to play for. We will certainly be going there and doing our utmost to try and get the result that we want and then the next game will take care of itself.
“It will be a difficult game but it is important that we get the three points.”
Resurgent St Mirren v unbeaten Rangers
If recent history is anything to go by, the loss to St Mirren was a mere blip and the Gers should be confident of taking all three points on Wednesday.
Prior to that cup defeat, Rangers had won their last six games against their opponents, and had not tasted defeat since a 2-1 reversal in 2011, their last league loss to St Mirren.
Steven Gerrard’s side are still unbeaten in the Premiership this season, with eighteen victories and two draws from 20 matches, as they seem set to power their way to the title and smash Celtic dreams of 10 in a row.
However, after a tough start to the season that saw them win only three out of their first 11 games, St Mirren have been on a terrific run of form, losing only one of their last 13 in all competitions, a 1-0 defeat against Hibernian at Easter Road on December 23.
With that in mind, and the shock cup win still fresh in their heads, St Mirren will be unlikely to feel overawed by the sight of the runaway league leaders coming into town, but it will surely be a road too far for the hosts who have scored only 14 Premiership goals this season, with only bottom outfit Ross County registering less (10).
Rangers, meanwhile, have the league’s sturdiest defence, conceding only five goals in 20 games, and they will be confident of shutting out goal-shy St Mirren on Wednesday.
In other Rangers news, youngster McPake set to leave on loan to England.