Craig Levein: There's no doubt Rangers pose a threat in this area of squad
Hearts manager Craig Levein insists he is in “no doubt” about the threat Rangers pose in attack ahead of his side’s trip to Ibrox on Saturday.
The former Scotland boss revealed he was at the Gers’ 5-3 win over Hamilton on Sunday and admitted he saw “reasons to be fearful” from the Light Blues’ attackers.
The Gers go into Saturday’s clash with the Jambos needing three points to put some pressure on league leaders Celtic before they take on Aberdeen the following day.
A win for the Gers would see them close the gap to Celtic to six points with ten games left in the season after the title race lookd dead and buried a few weeks ago.
Levein said every trip to Ibrox is a “big challenge” but has cause to “feel quite good” about his side’s chances.
“Every time we go to Ibrox, no matter how Rangers are, it’s obviously a big challenge,” Levein said, as quoted by Hearts’ official website.
“I was at the game last week, the Hamilton match, and saw some reasons to be fearful for their attacking play and some reasons to feel quite good about how we can possibly score.
“They’re certainly a threat going forward, there’s no doubt about that.”
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw the last time Hearts visited Ibrox although the Gers were comfortable 3-1 winners in October’s Murrayfield clash between the two.
Levein replaced Ian Cathro as Hearts boss earlier this season – after being appointed as manager by Levein months earlier – and has improved the Jambos fortunes after a poor start to the campaign.
The Gers go into the clash with Hearts in good form after winning six of their seven games since the winter break and hitting eleven goals in their last two games.
With the likes of Josh Windass, Jamie Murphy and Alfredo Morelos in fantastic form for Graeme Murty’s side, Hearts could find it difficult at Ibrox on Saturday.
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