Broadfoot says characters will help Rangers in tough run

Kirk BROADFOOT believes Rangers' Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Aberdeen summed up the character in the squad this season.

The Scottish champions headed into the clash at Ibrox with so many injury problems, manager Walter Smith was unable to name a full bench.

With the likes of summer signings Nikica Jelavic and James Beattie out of action, and Sasa Papac, Maurice Edu and Kyle Lafferty all ruled out of the visit of the Dons, Rangers were still able to produce a convincing 2-0 win.

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Steven Naismith and Broadfoot, himself, are now also struggling with knocks but the full-back claims there is enough spirit in the dressing room to see them through a punishing schedule, which includes the visit of Manchester United in the Champions League this month.

"It says a lot about the character," said Broadfoot.

"I don't think it's physical, it's more mental because it seems to be game after game after game. At a club like Rangers the demands are that you need to win every game.

"But I think we've got big enough characters in the dressing room, big players and experienced players, who can get us through it."

Goals from Kenny Miller and Vladimir Weiss sealed the win over the Dons.