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Rangers promotion plan suffers another blow with draw at Falkirk

Rangers’ promotion challenge faced another blow as they drew 1-1 against Falkirk at a wet and windy Falkirk Stadium.

This game was a chance for the Gers to close the gap on Hibernian and put pressure on them going into their game against Alloa on Saturday afternoon.

The Rangers that turned up to this game lacked ideas and creativity going forward, unable to pass through the midfield to the strikers, usually having to resort to a long ball towards the head of Kris Boyd, whose flick-ons often didn’t find a red shirt.

The opening goal came in scrappy style as Nicky Law’s free-kick into the box wasn’t dealt with and was eventually sent into the goal from close range by the right boot of Darren McGregor.

If that summed Rangers up going forward then Falkirk’s equaliser summed them up to a tee at the back. Bilel Mohsni lost Rory Loy in the box, allowing the striker to get in front of him to guide John Baird’s cross past Lee Robinson with his head.

The Bairns strike partnership caused the Rangers backline a lot of issues without creating many clear-cut chances, unlike their Rangers counter-parts who created very little, with the goal being the only meaningful shot on target.

Kenny McDowall will be looking for a vast improvement come next weekend’s game away to Cowdenbeath with Rangers needing to pick up points if they are going use their games in hand to overtake Hibernian.

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