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28th Feb, 2018 | 12:00pm

Rangers look almost back to their best, but the ultimate test lies ahead

Rangers’ 4-1 victory over St Johnstone on Tuesday night was the latest in a series of good performances from Graeme Murty’s side.
The victory – their fifth in a row in the league –  saw them cut the gap at the top of the league to six points, ahead of Celtic’s match against Dundee on Wednesday.
The Gers have massively improved since the likes of Sean Goss, Russell Martin, Greg Docherty and Jamie Murphy joined the club in January, and credit must go to director of football Mark Allen for bringing them to the club.
The real test for the Light Blues however comes in their next league match – at home to Celtic, on the 11th of March.
A victory for the Gers would blow the title race wide open, as it would close the gap at the top of the table to six points with nine matches to go.
They played well in the goalless draw against Celtic in December but Alfredo Morelos was unable to convert two guilt-edged opportunities to win the game.
With Declan John set to miss the match and Murphy struggling after picking up an injury against St Johnstone, that would be a big blow to Murty’s side as they will need to be at their very best to defeat the league leaders, but then few people thought they would still be challenging at this stage.
The league season is set to be decided at Ibrox on the 11th of March. Even if the Gers lose the match, they have momentum which they can take into the rest of the season and beyond.
In other Rangers news, supporters were unhappy that Andy Halliday started against St Johnstone
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