McGregor - Away form key

Goalkeeper urges Gers to stop dropping points

McGregor: Rallying cry

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Allan McGregor believes Rangers will have to improve on their travels if they are to win the SPL.

Walter Smith's side moved above fierce rivals Celtic at the top of the table last weekend following a 3-1 victory over Kilmarnock at Ibrox.

But Rangers have been less impressive away from home, winning just six of their 13 matches.

There are 12 games remaining and McGregor feels Gers' form on the road will be key if they are to emerge triumphant in the title race.

"We've found it difficult at times this season away from home and we've dropped points," the goalkeeper told the Evening Times.

"But with just 12 league games remaining this season we've got to make sure that our away form is good. That is going to be important for us.

Consistent

"At Ibrox, our form is usually good. We've been pretty consistent there this season but we've dropped points away from home and that's something we've got to try and put right.

"We've dropped points away to the likes of Aberdeen, Motherwell and St Mirren and it's important between now and the end of the season that we make sure we are as consistent away from home as we are at our place.

"A few of the boys were talking in the dressing room this week and we all agreed we now have 12 cup finals.

"We have to go out with the mentality of just taking one game at a time and try to win each of those. That's all we can do."

Rangers face eighth-placed Hamilton at New Douglas Park on Saturday and McGregor is anticipating a difficult match.

He explained: "Hamilton Accies have done really well this season. I think they are now pushing for a top six place as well which is great for them.

"They've enjoyed a good run of form recently.

"They've won five out of their last six games and they aren't conceding a lot of goals either so it should be a good game tomorrow."