Changing Room Chat: Rangers only halfway to record run

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RANGERS may have chalked up 11 league wins in a row, but they are only halfway to beating a 114-year-old club record.

Ally McCoist’s men are steamrolling their way to the Third Division title after storming 17 points clear in Scotland’s bottom tier. They have won every game in the league since suffering a shock 1-0 defeat by Stirling in September.

But they would need to win their next 11 games too if they are to equal the record of consecutive league games won in a row.

Rangers won 22 games on the spin in season 1898-99, starting with a 6-2 win over Partick Thistle on 20 August, 1898 and ending on 18 September, 1899 when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hearts. Not only did they win every league game for 13 months, they went through season 1898-99 with a 100 per cent record after winning all 18 league games.

But McCoist’s men have a chance of beating that record if they keep their relentless recent form up. Rangers have also won all eight home league games at Ibrox this season.

The record for home wins in a row was achieved by Alex McLeish’s side in 2002 when they embarked on a 13-month period that saw them win 19 home league games on the trot.