Rangers assistant manager Kenny Black has explained to the club’s official website the strategy that the team will adopt against Queen of the South in the Scottish Championship playoffs.
The Gers will take on James Fowler’s side in a two-legged tie to earn the rights to face Hibernian in the next round of the playoffs.
The first leg will be held at Palmerston Park in Dumfries on Saturday, and Black has a tactic for the encounter.
“It is a different type of approach to the game and we don’t necessarily need to win the game at Palmerston in the first half,” the 51-year-old told Rangers’ official website.
“We need to be mindful the fact there is 180 minutes of football and there will be little twists and turns along the way.”
The approach that Rangers are taking to Saturday’s game makes sense. After all, the tie will be played over two legs, and there is no need for the Glasgow giants to try to win it at Palmerston Park.
However, Stuart McCall’s side need to be mindful of the fact that they cannot be too cautious or defensive against Queens on Saturday.
Playing at home will give the Doonhamers an advantage, and one suspects that they will be determined to make that count.
If Queens win Saturday’s game by two clear goals, then Rangers will be in trouble. True, Ibrox can be a tough place for visiting teams, but a two-goal lead will make Fowler’s team the favourites to clinch the tie.