Glasgow Rangers’ reign at the top of the league only lasted three days, after an unexciting 1-0 defeat to Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen.

Winning 2-1 away to Hearts on Sunday was a huge statement made by Steven Gerrard’s new Gers team. It should have given a new confidence to everyone involved at Ibrox.

It was an extremely disappointing outcome, and I hate to admit it, but Gerrard picked the wrong team again.

Rangers relinquished their first place summit of the SPFL after Scott McKenna’s seventh minute goal gave the Dons only their second win at Ibrox in 27 years.

Aberdeen were forced to defend when Sam Cosgrove was given a second booking and Alfredo Morelos was dismissed when a stray arm on Graeme Shinnie led to his second yellow. Both sides finished with 10 men.

Despite having 64% of the ball and 11 shots at goal, the Rangers midfield were far too slow, lethargic, and the team lacked cohesion and quality all night. 

It was certainly one of the worst home displays from Rangers for a while, especially against a very dogged, but average Aberdeen side.

The Light Blues maintain their slender lead over their bitter rivals, due to more goals scored over Brendan Rodgers’ Glasgow Celtic.

The Hoops could only draw 1-1 against a brutal Motherwell side, who always get stuck in at Fir Park. 

Rangers have played a game more than Celtic and next up for the Teddy Bears are bottom of the league side Dundee up at Dens Park this Sunday.

Morelos couldn’t add to the 17 goals he had scored this season and as a result of this, he is not the first player to score in eight consecutive SPFL ties.

Rangers still have a chance of challenging Celtic for the league and possibly a cup win, after the Hoops inability to win at Motherwell.

Which means the business the Ibrox club will conduct in January could be a make-or-break situation for their silverware hopes.

You don’t win leagues with Jon Flanagan’s lack of talent at left back, as he is all right foot and contributes almost nothing going forward on the left. 

A quality striker would certainly bolster their chances and also take the weight off Morelos’ broad shoulders in search of a 55th world record.

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