Following a 4-0 trouncing of St Mirren, Rangers face a real test against Aberdeen, who they have struggled against this season.
Rangers once again have a short turnaround from their Saturday match against St Mirren as they head back on the road to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
This match will be a good test for Rangers on several levels. For starters, Aberdeen is probably the toughest competition that Rangers will have faced since the Winter break, although Kilmarnock continues to stay strong, and it also will be yet another road test where Rangers have often struggled this season.
On top of all of that, Aberdeen have been a real thorn in Rangers’ side this season. Rangers tied the Dons 1-1 early in the season, but have lost the last two meetings including being eliminated from the Betfred Cup by Aberdeen. While Rangers are a comfortable distance ahead of Aberdeen in the table, it is fair to assume that Aberdeen will finish the season strong and if Rangers are to avoid a disastrous 3rd place finish for a 3rd straight year (having finished behind Aberdeen each of the last two seasons) they cannot afford to give away points to Aberdeen.
It all combines to be a great chance for Rangers to show that they are going to finish this season strong to make a real run at winning the league. An opportunity to beat two things that have given them serious issues this season in Aberdeen and playing anyone on the road.
On the other hand, if they perform poorly it would be a frustrating sign that maybe they are still not ready to make the last step into contention.
To all the bears making the trip sing loud and remember that you are representing Rangers fans from all over the world.