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21st Apr, 2018 | 4:38pm

Rangers European place could be in real danger if they don't improve ASAP

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Rangers return to action for the first time since the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final humiliation by Celtic when they welcome Hearts to Ibrox on Sunday – but the Gers could see their European place at risk if they don’t pick up three points against the Jambos.

With Hibs picking up a cynically-expected three points against Celtic to set-up a title party against the Gers for Brendan Rodgers’ side – as well as allowing Hibs to draw level on points with the Light Blues – Sunday’s visit of Hearts is even more crucial.

The Gers could incredibly end the season in fourth in the Scottish Premiership if they don’t get back to winning ways and miss out on a European place altogether.

Failing to make the Europa League would be catastrophic for the Gers and Graeme Murty’s side need to be at 100% when the Jambos come to Ibrox – even though it means setting up a potential title win for Celtic next weekend – and make sure they can keep their noses in front in second.

With clashes against Hibs, Aberdeen and Celtic it means the Light Blues simply don’t have any room for error.

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Anything less than three points against Hearts will leave the Gers up against it to secure second but if they do somehow contrive to slip behind Aberdeen then they will have nobody but themselves to blame.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty was left raving over this from last weekend’s Celtic clash.

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