STEVE McClaren has called on his players to go on another run of positive results, starting with this weekend’s trip to Swansea.
Rangers lost in the league to Norwich last weekend before exiting the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night at Blackpool.
Prior to their defeat against the Canaries, McClarens men were one of the form teams of the Championship – and he wants his men to rediscover that confident style at the Liberty Stadium.
Graham Potters men made a solid start to life back in the second tier, winning their opening two fixtures.
Sometimes you can be lucky and have a similar team to what you had last season and you can be flying, but I think they are in a similar situation to the one we are in – we are trying to find the right formula to win games.
We are in the same boat, trying to find our best team, our best system, our best bench and the best way to change games as they develop.
But while they have been tight defensively, goals have also been limited in the attacking third – Swansea have failed to score in five of their last six games.
After nine fixtures they are 14th in the table – two places above the Rs – and McClaren believes the Welsh side will be challenging at the top end of the table come the business-end of the season.
Once they find the right formula, the right system and the right players they are going to be a threat. They are going to be in the top six or thereabouts, without a shadow of a doubt.
Since the loan arrivals of Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells, Rangers have played five league games – winning three, drawing one and losing one.
Geoff Cameron was added during that period, and McClaren said: We have worked very hard on the organisation, the discipline and being hard to beat, and then having enough with our quality players to win games. We are working towards that formula and weve got to keep going.
We have to be happy with ten points from five games. We have to be pleased with that but is it the end product? No.
What we have to do is get back to doing what we were doing – being hard to beat, making sure our shape is good and playing enough football to win the game.
We lost against Norwich and we have got to start another run now. You do that by getting a result and thats what we need to do at Swansea.
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