James Tavernier says Rangers volition beryllium “raring to go” aft the planetary interruption arsenic they bid to hitch retired Celtic’s two-point vantage successful the cinch Premiership rubric race.
The Ibrox broadside person had an unconvincing commencement to the season, dropping 5 points successful their archetypal 7 league games and besides losing some of their Champions League matches truthful far.
Celtic’s astonishment decision distant to St Mirren successful the past circular of home fixtures, however, means Rangers stay wrong striking region of their metropolis rivals arsenic they hole to instrumentality to enactment against Hearts astatine Tynecastle this Saturday.
“Obviously the archetypal artifact of games, we were disappointed with the Hibs crippled and losing the men (John Lundstram and Alfredo Morelos were sent off) and taking a constituent there,” skipper Tavernier told Rangers TV.
“The show astatine Parkhead (in a 4-0 defeat), we didn’t similar that show astatine each that we enactment in.
“But determination are lone 2 points successful it successful the league truthful determination are a batch of games to play. It is inactive aboriginal successful the season. The boys are raring to spell to get it kicked disconnected again.
“It is down to america to support our standards and the levels of consistency going done the games to make a existent bully momentum heading into the games.”
Rangers mislaid 3 of their past 4 matches earlier the break, including their 4-0 Champions League humbling distant to Ajax and a 3-0 decision astatine location to Napoli.
“The Champions League, we wanted much retired of the Ajax game, we wanted to instrumentality our benignant of play, which we didn’t do,” said Tavernier.
“I thought we did that against Napoli and for 60 minutes we played truly well.
“Then you spell to 10 men and it tin beryllium a struggle. We conceded 3 penalties, Greegsy (Allan McGregor) has done wonders to support 2 out, but that is shot astatine the extremity of the day.”
Tavernier is relishing Saturday’s lunchtime showdown with Hearts.
“It’s different bully fixture, bully aboriginal kick-off aft the break,” helium said.
“The boys are preparing themselves close and we’ll beryllium afloat focused connected wanting to permission determination with 3 points.
“It’s astir trying to support the assemblage quiescent and instrumentality our benignant of football. The fans are close connected apical of you and it’s a stadium I similar to spell to. It’ll beryllium bully to spell determination midday. I’m looking guardant to it.”