Danny Wilson insists Rangers must put upcoming Old Firm clash to the back of their mind

Rangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with Burnley's George Boyd

Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side have two fixtures to contest before they face their bitter rivals.

Rangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with Burnley's George BoydRangers' Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson has told the Evening Times that the best way that Rangers can prepare for the upcoming Old Firm clash is by putting the fixture to the back of their minds and concentrating on their next two games.

Mark Warburton's men face Motherwell and Kilmarnock before the first league meeting against Celtic in early September. And Wilson has suggested that it would be a mistake to start thinking about coming up against the Hoops now.

Celtic's Nir Biton with Rangers' Danny Wilson at the end of the matchWilson with Celtic's Nir Bitton at the end of last season's Scottish Cup meeting

"Everyone is well aware of it as it's only a couple of weeks before the first game but we don't want to get to that game having not taken maximum points," he told the Evening Times.

"It would be silly for us to take our eye off the ball just now. So it is important for us but they are going to be two tough games."

Rangers' manager Mark WarburtonRangers' manager Mark Warburton

Warburton will be reminding his players that Hamilton proved on the opening day of the season that if the Gers are even slightly complacent, there is enough quality in the division for the side to be punished.

Few expected the Accies to come away from Ibrox with a point, and the side will be aware that if they do not give Well and Killie their full attention, they could go into the game at Parkhead low on confidence having dropped points once again.

And if they do end up dropping points before they face Brendan Rodgers' men, and the Hoops maintain a winning start, their opponents will have the chance to move clear of the Gers with a game in hand to potentially extend the gap even further, which would still be a major blow to Rangers, even at this very early stage of the campaign. 

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