By James Black
On-loan Rangers star Declan John has warned that the Gers will “put down a marker” against Aberdeen as the two sides clash in back-to-back Scottish Premiership clashes next week.
The Light Blues welcome the Dons to Ibrox on Wednesday night before heading for the Granite City next Sunday as they face two games which could end any hopes the Gers have of even finishing second in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Two defeats in their last two games have left the Gers trailing Aberdeen by six points in the table already and with back-to-back clashes next week, Rangers could be 12 behind by the end of next weekend.
John believes it’s a chance for the Gers to “bounce back” after losing their last two games but admits Derek McInnes’ side have been doing well in the league so far.
“I think it’s a chance to bounce back against them,” John said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
“They are second in the league, and doing well.
“It would be good for us to make a statement against them.
He added: “We do need to put down a marker.”
John joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Cardiff City and has been a regular in the starting XI in the absence of club captain Lee Wallace through injury.
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty is expected to be in the dugout for Rangers in both games as the Ibrox board take their time to appoint a long-term replacement for Pedro Caixinha.
Murty has been in charge for four games since Caixinha’s sacking last month and may find himself given the reins until the winter break at the earliest.
In other Rangers news, Gers player ratings against Dundee sees this senior player receive a shambolic 3/10.