LAST Saturday's horror home defeat to Annan has put Rangers on a mission to put things right at Borough Briggs on Saturday.
Even ’Gers chairman Charles Green dubbed the current Light Blues team as the worst in the club’s history, and last week’s stunning loss appeared to back up his claim.
Now Elgin could face a Bears’ backlash, with Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander insisting his team will head north to Moray with confidence in spite of their setback.
“We are bitterly disappointed because it was a terrible result for us at the weekend but we must move on,” Alexander told RangersTV. “We have a massive game on Saturday and we know it will be tough up at Elgin, but we need to bounce back and we are confident we can do that.”
Alexander is only too aware of Elgin’s potential to cause another upset. It was the Scotland international’s dreadful blunder in the January meeting between the sides which gifted City a sensational Ibrox equaliser, as the keeper fumbled Jamie Duff’s close range flick into his own net in the 1-1 draw.
But the keeper has sweeter memories of his last visit to Elgin, when he saved a Daniel Moore penalty as Rangers swept to a convincing 6-2 victory.
He knows last week’s 2-1 loss to Annan heaped criticism on the club, but believes his team’s huge lead at the top of the Division 3 table may have some players thinking they have already won the title.
“We know we didn’t play well last Saturday but we will put it right in training this week and get it right this Saturday,” Neil said.
For full story and all the build up to the Elgin City v Rangers game, don't miss Friday's Northern Scot.