St Mirren Super Fan previews Rangers clash
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Super Fans on upcoming Rangers games. Ahead of Rangers’ game against Dundee FC in the SPFL, we caught up with St Mirren Super Fan Robert Gold from the Black & White Army forum.
Rangers take on St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday as they look to get back to winning ways.
The Gers only managed a 1-1 draw with Hearts last weekend, which leaves the title race very close at the top.
However, a win and other results going their way on Sunday should lead to the Bears extending their lead at the top of the table.
However, the Saints won’t be a pushover and head into this match off the back of three wins in a row and are unbeaten in six.
Ahead of the game, we caught up with Robert Gold, a lifelong St Mirren supporter.
What have you made of Rangers’ start to the season?
As a football supporter, I’ve watched quite a bit of Rangers, and they don’t seem to have got out of first gear as yet. Sporadic good play with spells of slack play. Could be plenty of reasons, but [Thursday] night against Brondby, they looked sharper.
What have you made of St Mirren’s start to the season?
St Mirren were very poor at the start of the season; [we had] a mediocre League Cup campaign and struggled in the league until playing Hibs at Easter Road, where they didn’t only get a well deserved 2-2 draw, they played very well. Since then, we have won three league games in a row and are scoring goals. At this stage, better than expected.
Who should Rangers worry about?
[The] recent form from [Eamonn] Brophy, who is a danger. [Jamie] McGrath, playing well for N Ireland, is also playing well. [Scott] Tanser can deliver a great ball which always gives us a chance.
Who worries you in the Rangers side?
As for Rangers, Tavernier is always a danger, Morelos is a cert to score to hit his hundred, Roofe is also a danger.
Any obvious weaknesses that St Mirren can exploit?
As for weak links, the central defence, due to injuries, could be exploited.
Who will win the title?
This year’s title is quite open, Rangers are favourites, but if Hearts and Hibs can maintain their form, they could make it close. While it’s early days, Celtic are erratic, unsettled, and not looking like winning the title this season.
Score for Sunday, St Mirren 1-2 Rangers.
Fair and balanced view.
We would like to thank Robert for answering our questions on St Mirren and the upcoming match, and he has provided some clear and concise answers.
Certainly, the Gers need to watch out for Brophy, who has scored three goals in nine games this season, but he hasn’t provided a single assist.
St Mirren are in strong form, and you can imagine that they will fancy their chances on Sunday against the Gers.
However, Rangers turned in their best display of the season against Brondby on Thursday night and can take massive confidence from that game into this one.
Certainly, we would expect a tight affair and nothing like the 6-0 drubbing that the Saints received from Celtic earlier on this season.
However, looking at both teams and reflecting on how the Gers played on Thursday night, we would say that 2-1 to Steven Gerrard’s side seems like a perfectly reasonable prediction from Robert.
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