Rangers stall again in promotion race

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Rangers drew 0-0 away to Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Championship on Saturday afternoon.

It's been a time of change at Rangers over the past few with the promise of progress coming from new directors Paul Murray and Dave King after the club's extraordinary general meeting on Friday.

They watched on as Kenny McDowall’s men toiled at Cowdenbeath – a team that conceded 10 against Hearts the previous week – with Lee McCulloch’s header against the bar being as close as Rangers came to a goal.

The Gers dominated proceedings, as you would expect. 59 per cent of the possession and 21 shots on goal point to a side that had chances but were unable to make a breakthrough in difficult windy conditions.

A more telling statistic is that only four of those shots were on target, highlighting Rangers' current lack of attacking creativity, as they continue to play with all of the ball and no killer instinct.

Nicky Clarke, Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller all spurned chances in the game, with Boyd continuing to be the only striker to score for the Glasgow side in the last six outings.

In fact you have to go back to December 3, 2014 to find the last time Miller scored. 11 games have passed since he scored his fifth of the season and the lack of firepower in the Rangers frontline is painfully apparent from their lack of goals and victories. 

This was the Gers first of three games in hand and an opportunity to close the gap on Hibernian with the solitary point from Saturday's game leaving the Edinburgh side three points clear.

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