Danny Mills has claimed Rangers bouncing back from their shock Scottish League Cup exit with a win in the Scottish Premiership shows they can still win the league.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former England full-back backed the ‘Gers to embark on another 20-game plus winning run.
The Light Blues were dumped out of the Scottish League Cup at the quarter-final stage by St Mirren on Wednesday night – their first defeat in all competitions this season.
However, Steven Gerrard’s side bounced back from their shock loss to come from behind to beat Motherwell 3-1 in the league on Saturday.
With Celtic not playing in the league this weekend, it has opened up the gap at the top of the table to 16 points with the Hoops having three games in hand.
Asked for his take on the week’s events, Mills told Football Insider: “This is where Championship sides are made and this is where winners are made.
“When you have a defeat, you get a knockback, something doesn’t go your way, how do you respond? Do you respond immediately?
“Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister will have used all their experience and told the players saying ‘Ok, we’ve had a setback, we deal with it, now we go again, now we go on another unbeaten run of 20 games or whatever it might be. We start again now.’
“It’s very unusual for a team to go unbeaten all season so it’s about putting together those runs and bouncing back from defeat as soon as possible.”
Before their loss against St Mirren in midweek, Gerrard’s side were unbeaten in 27 games across all competitions.
As well as sitting top of the table and making the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals, the Light Blues have progressed to the Europa League group stages.