Mark Warburton out to improve Rangers away form

Mark Warburton is looking for successful away victories in the league for the first time this season. Picture: Getty

Mark Warburton is looking for successful away victories in the league for the first time this season. Picture: Getty

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton wants to see his side become as difficult to defeat on their travels as they are at Ibrox.

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Rangers currently trail Celtic by 14 points in the Ladbrokes Premiership table, though the gap would be a bit tighter if they could replicate their home form away from Glasgow.

Though Celtic have played two fewer fixtures, each half of the Old Firm divide have racked up the same points total (24) at home in the league thus far. However, away from home, it’s a completely different story.

Rangers have amassed only 14 points on their travels, a total which puts them behind Aberdeen and St Johnstone in that particular category. Celtic, meanwhile, have taken 28 of a possible 30 points away from Celtic Park.

Tonight they take on St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park as they look to secure consecutive away league victories for the first time this season. Ironically, Tommy Wright’s side were the last team to leave Ibrox with a win after a Michael O’Halloran inspired performance enabled Saints to advance to the next round of the League Cup in September 2015.

“We put in a good away performance at Hamilton but it is something we want to improve on,” said Warburton. “Everyone knows our home record is strong - we’ve lost only once in 18 months. But there are tough places to go in this league and Wednesday is another one.

“We have to deal with whatever comes our way but we need to play with the same belief and confidence we show when we are at Ibrox.

“It’s fair to say it’s tough when you go on the road. You are playing against strong teams on different surfaces. It’s a different test every time.

“The thing that always gets me is the work ethic of the players in this league. It’s outstanding. Every single player gives absolutely everything. There are no easy games.”

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